The Divination Dance I
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Title: The Divination Dances I
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-39-1 | ISBN: 1-894821-39-4
Subject: Trad.African Music
Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, acoustic bass, piano, drumset & violin
Genre: Traditional / Contemporary African
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 piano & integrating variegated motifs & 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.