Mbine bo Mbommun **
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Title.: Mbine bo Mbommun **
Subtitled: Elation of the Gods I
Author: Tanka Emmanuel Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-85-8 | 10 Digit ISBN: 1-894821-85-8
Instrumentation : Flute, 3 Horns, Zither, 2 Xylophones, 2 Marimbas & 7 Percussion
Category : Concert
Genre : Traditional / Contemporary African
Duration : 7:48 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info: Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Original work written in the idiomatic form, structures & integrating variegated themes & motifs of traditional African percussion, contemporary & folk music from the grassfield regions of Cameroon in Central West Africa. A thematic exposition 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.
**Score originally commissioned by playwright Laura A. Baker. for the play titled; " Mississippi Dodilee ".