The Rainmaker's Song II
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Title: The Rainmaker's Song II
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-48-3 | ISBN: 1-894821-48-3
Instrumentation : Orchestra
Category : Concert
Genre : Art & Composed Music
Duration : 2: 56 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info : Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Areas of Interest: Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Performance
Original work for chamber orchestra inspired and thematically written in the idiomatic structure and motivic form of a masquerade music and integrating elements of jazz music. 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.