The Divination Dances II
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Title: The Divination Dances II
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-40-7 | ISBN: 1-894821-40-8
Publisher: Publisher: CWJEF Music Publications
Pub Date: 01/01/2005
Subject: Contemporary African
Instrumentation: Flute, cello, acoustic bass & 5 percussion.
Duration: 4:00 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info: Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Original work thematically written in the musical idiom of the African thumb paino and integrating variegated motifs and rhythmic idioms of traditional African percussion music & elements of Western jazz music. Scored for jazz quartet & violin. A thematic expositions on the forms, structures, idioms, themes, rhythms, melodies, harmonies, polyphony, polyrhythms and textural patterns inherent in the musical idiolects of different traditional African plucked and bowed string instruments, vocal chant music as well as the idioms of pitched percussion instruments such as the xylophone, thumb piano and marimba.