Title: Chants of the Dawn
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
Composition for Flute, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Piano & Bass
Instrumentation: Flute, Bassoon, Piano, Upright Bass, Violin & Cello
Category: Concert / Educational
Genre: Traditional & Contemporary African
Duration: 4:09 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult / professional [Grades 7-8+]
An exuberant, lyrical & energetic work, with complex interwoven rhythmical & melodic motifs, thematically based on a stylistic song-poetry form & idiomatic patterns of African chanting.
Integrating percussive piano motifs & melodic textures, intertwined with recursive antiphonary patterns on flute, bassoon & violin; with rhythmic accompanimental ostinatos on upright bass & variational harmonic patterns on cello.
Chants of the Dawn