Malinke Stanzas

Title: Malinke Stanzas
Author: Emmanuel Tanka Fonta
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-894821-19-3 | ISBN: 1-894821-19-X
Publisher: CWJEF Music Publications
Pub Date: 07/04/2001
Subject: Art Music | Folk Music
Instrumentation: 2 guitars, jazz pizzicato bass & drumset.
Category : Concert
Genre : African
Duration : 3:25 minutes
Difficulty : Difficult/professional (Grades 7-8+)
Score, Parts, CD, 30cm; Spiral bound


Original composition scored for 2 guitars, jazz pizzicato bass & drumset. A complex & challenging work, Idiomatically & thematically written & structured around the melodic aural imagery of the traditional west African one string fiddle, ” the Godje ” . A thematic expositions 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.

7 - 8+

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