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Title: Masquerade II
Subtitle: Oracle of the Night
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-32-2 | ISBN: 1-894821-32-7
Subject: Contemporary African
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Drumset, Cowbell, African Bass Drum, Bass Guitar, Vibraphone
Category : Concert
Genre : World
Duration : 6 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
A polyphonic work, scored for horns & rhythm section. Music inspired & thematically based on a ceremonious legend of the upper Ngemba people of Cameroon in Central 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.