Tikar Xylophone Music
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Title: Tikar Xylophone Music
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-52-0 | ISBN: 1-894821-52-1
Instrumentation : Orchestra
Category : Concert
Genre : Traditional African / Jazz / Improvizational
Duration : 2:21 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Add Info : Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound
Areas of Interest: Musicology, Ethnomusicology & Performance
Scored for orchestra with African percussion. Composition for contemporary African ballet. Original work for ballet, inspired & thematically woven within the idiom, structure & form of a traditional Tikari percussion 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.