Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 3

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 3 : Early Advanced

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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.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 64 pages
  • 223.52 x 297.18 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193868245
  • 9780193868243
  • 528,545

Table of contents

Take Me Back ; Deep River ; La Dangereuse ; Juba Dance ; Jamaican Dance No. 2 ; Prelude No. 3 ; The Cuckoo ; Scenes from Traditional Life No. 1 ; Scherzino ; Nimble Feet ; Cell Phone Blues ; Papillons ; Variations on an Egyptian Folksong
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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.
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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 * A new supply of richly varied repertoire * John York, Piano 2007 * Compiled and edited by the Ghanaian performer and scholar W. H. Chapman Nyaho, this anthology of thirteen pieces (each written by a different composer) is quite a treasure-chest. . . There is a feast of material here, including various traditional jazz style representations, such as blues and ragtime, but also works derived from folk-tunes and drumming rhythms that will doubtless catch the eye of many pianists with a fledgline interest in the genre. * Mark Tanner, Piano Professional, Spring 09 * It contains music that is pianistically exquisite (Coleridge-Taylor's Deep River, Ludovic Lamothe's La Dangereuse), fun (Howard Swanson's The Cuckoo, R. Nathaniel Dett's Jua Dance), dramatic (Wallace McClain Cheathem's Third Prelude) and pedagogical (Gamal Abdel-Rahim's Egyptian folksong variations, which are similar to Kabalevsky's sets of children's variations). The depth and breadth of 20th-century piano music is
extended in this remarkable ongoing anthology of works by composers who remain underplayed and neglected. Volumes 4 and 5 are eagerly awaited. * International Piano, September 08 *
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