Thursday, May 6, 2010

'Moonlight Toccata' (4:54) of Nigerian Organist and Composer Godwin Sadoh on YouTube

[Godwin Sadoh]

The Nigerian organist and composer Godwin Sadoh, D.M.A., is Professor of Music at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama. His website is: He is author of six books, including Intercultural Dimensions in Ayo Bankole's Music (2007). Dr. Sadoh sends us a YouTube video which is just under five minutes in length:

The Moonlight Toccata [NC: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2004] is in Sonata-Allegro form. The exposition is based on two theme groups, a nursery rhyme and a Yoruba folk song: (1) "Omo mi o, akurubetekube" [O my short child]; (2) "Toju iwa re" [Take care of your manners]. The development in D major explores the two themes, while theme group one alone returns in the recapitulation.”


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