Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 1
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Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 1 : Early Intermediate

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This wonderful anthology presents a fascinating survey of music by African composers, both those living in Africa and those now resident elsewhere in the world. The music, much of which is published here for the first time, includes a kaleidoscope of different styles, moods, genres, and colours. You will find works influenced by the blues, jazz, and ragtime and works built on exotic scales, African folk-tunes, and drumming rhythms. The volumes are graded, ranging from beginner (Vol. 1) to advanced (Vol. 5). They provide exciting material for pianists just beginning their studies and for those who are looking for new and exciting recital repertoire.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 48 pages
  • 222 x 298 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0193868229
  • 9780193868229
  • 931,866

Table of contents

Kwela No. 1 ; Tender Thought ; My Scarf is Yellow ; Dusk ; Piano Piece No. 2, Call and Response ; Soufiane ; Off-Beat Shorty ; Ticklin' Toes ; Sweet Mister Jelly Roll ; Dancing Barefoot in the Rain ; Lullaby ; The Monk ; Lullaby ; Builsa Work Song ; Ufie IIIshow more

Review quote

Technically accomplished pianists seeking to develop their hands, ears, and imagination in new ways, and to take their audiences on voyages of discovery, are recommended to obtain these volumes at the earliest opportunity. * Musical Opinion * This is good news for everyone interested in piano music, and we should be indebted to William Nyaho for making it all readily available . . . You're bound to find something that catches your ear. A most welcome addition to the catalogue. * Pianist, Oct-Nov 07 * Volume 1 (Early Intermediate) contains selections that should be accessible to students having played the intermediate works of Kabalevsky. These pieces have relatively thin textures and a fairly small hand span, while still possessing many sophisticated and intricate compositional effects. Two highlights from this volume are Dusk by Nkeiru Okoye (Nigeria), and Ticklin Toes by Florence Price (USA). Okoyes reflective piece creates a wonderfully impressionistic sheen using many Debussy-esque parallel fourths and fifths, while Prices jovial cakewalk has all the humor its title suggests. * The Score (Louisiana Music Teachers Assoc), May 09 *show more

About William H. Chapman Nyaho

William H. Chapman Nyaho is an active international performer, scholar, teacher, and clinician. Raised in Ghana and now living in the United States, Chapman Nyaho studied at Achimota School, Ghana, then at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Oxford University, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas, Austin. Chapman Nyaho has performed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. He gives regular masterclasses, presentations, lecture-recitals, and workshops.show more