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Onomatopoeia of Ma-Nfonmusong I

Onomatopoeia of Ma-Nfonmusong I


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Title.: Onomatopoeia of Ma-Nfonmusong I
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-50-6 | ISBN: 1-894821-50-5
Subject: Trad.Improvisational
Instrumentation : Orchestra
Category : Concert
Genre : Traditional African / Contemporary / Improvizational
Duration : 4:23 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info : Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Areas of Interest: Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Performance


Original composition for a traditional African ballet. Inspired and thematically based on a traditional Ngemba xylophone masquerade 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.

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Tags: Original, Composition, Movements, Score, African, Improvisational, Idioms, Interwoven, Aural, Symbols, Orchestra, Xylophone