Friday, February 29, 2008

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, Vol. 1

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora is a landmark 5-volume publication from Oxford University Press. It was compiled and edited by Dr. William H. Chapman Nyaho, a classical pianist and educator who was born in the U.S., was raised in his parents' native country of Ghana, and who returned to the U.S. after completing his education. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in March 2007; Volumes 3, 4 and 5 are due to be released this Spring. The volumes are graded; Volume 1 is Easy Intermediate, and Volume 2 is Intermediate. The following are the composers and works titles for Volume 1:

Isak Roux: Kwela No. 1
Ulysses Kay: Tender Thought
Hale Smith: My Scarf is Yellow
Nkeiru Okoye: Dusk
Robert Mawuena Kwami: Piano Piece No. 2, Call and Response
Halik El-Dabh: Soufiane
Hale Smith: Off-Beat Shorty
Florence B. Price: Ticklin' Toes
Valerie Capers: Sweet Mister Jelly Roll
Nkeiru Okoye: Dancing Barefoot in the Rain
Isak Roux: Lullaby
Valerie Capers: The Monk
Bangambula Vindu: Lullaby
J. H. Kwabena Nketia: Builsa Work Song
Christian Onyeji: Ufie III

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