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Mankon Masquerade Oratoria I

Mankon Masquerade Oratoria I


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Titlte: Mankon Masquerade Oratorio I
Subtitle: Masquerade I
Author:  Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-31-5 | ISBN: 1894821-31-9
Format: Spiralbound
Subject: Trad.African Music
Pub Date: 10/31/2003
Publisher: CWJEF Music Publications
Instrumentation: Voice, Flute, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, 4 Horn in F 2 Trumpet in Bb, Flugel Horn, Hi Hats & Tom Toms, Kick Drum, Tom Toms, Cowbell, Sticks, Shekere, 2 Native Bass Drums, 4 Congas, Woodblock, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Bass Marimba
Category: Concert
Genre: World
Duration: 7:11 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info: Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Notes :

Original work scored for voice, horns, strings, timpani & rhythm section. Music inspired & written in the idiomatic language, form & structures of Tikari music. Using themes & subjects from symbols & archetypal motifs of Tikari ideogramatic artwork. Also integrating improvisational motifs & elements from Kwifon masquerade music.  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.

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Tags: Composition, Contrapuntal, Contrast, Exuberant, Idiomatic, lyrical, Narrative, Polyphonic, Polyrhythmic, Textures, Timpani, Cello