Monday, January 10, 2011

Godwin Sadoh performs the 'Finale' of his 'Nigerian Organ Symphony' on YouTube

[Godwin Sadoh]

Godwin Sadoh, D.M.A. is a Nigerian organist and composer who serves as Professor of Music at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama. He has a website: Godwin Sadoh is also author of six books, including Intercultural Dimensions in Ayo Bankole's Music (2007). Today Dr. Sadoh sends us a YouTube video of Finale (3:50) from Nigerian Organ Symphony:

Finale is an original composition and the last movement of a major work entitled, Nigerian Organ Symphony [WI: Evensong Music, 2007]. It is colored with chromatic passages, ostinato, call-and-response, African bell patterns, hand clapping rhythms, and other African traditional music tone flavors. The piece closes with all the resources of the organ and a short cadenza in the pedal. This performance was the world premiere by the composer himself in Alabama State."

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