Mankon Xylophone Dance
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Title: Mankon Xylophone Dance
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-43-8 | ISBN: 1-894821-43-2
Instrumentation : Orchestra
Category : Concert
Genre : Traditional African / Jazz / Improvizational
Duration : 3:38 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info : Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Areas of Interest: Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Performance
Original composition for contemporary African ballet. An energetic & challenging work written in the idiomatic language of traditional Ngemba xylophone masquerade music integrating variegated contemporary musical motifs & improvisational elements. 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.
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