Opinion Pieces by South African Thought Leaders:Penguin. 1. Auflage Max du Preez
Mike Brewer´s Choral World Tour brings together traditional songs from around the world in exciting a cappella arrangements that will both challenge and stimulate your choir. Each piece is accompanied by a translation and pronunciation guide.Feel the pulsing rhythms of South Africa, experience the solid harmonies of a Namibian chorus, and experiment with the vocal techniques used in Tunisian song.
Ulla in AfricaHeiner Wiberny has written this joyful composition for his wife Ulla, who has a special affinity for African Music. The listener recognizes immediately the sound and flavor of African Highlife and Latin Funk.The composition consists of the following parts:chorale-intro, prelude, ABA-theme, transition, violin- and violasolos with ´break´-intros, prelude, AB-theme, Coda.The soloists may play either the written transcriptions or their own improvised solos, whereby the corresponding ensemble sections can be repeated. The phrase markings offer help in the correct stylistic interpretation of the piece, but they can also be changed according to the individual preferences. Klaus the fiddler (Klaus der Geiger) gave the world premier of this work with the String Quartet of the Cologne Kunst-Salon Orchestra (Streichquartett des Kolner Kunstsalonorchesters). Klaus and the string quartet deserve my special thanks.Nombre de pages :24
Discipline / Instrument : pianoDifficulté : 2e cycleGenre : ContemporainMédia : PartitionNombre de pages : 59Date de parution : 18/02/2010SommaireBARKESHLI Pari: Galati Tanz - Avâz-é-roustâï - CHARTREUX Annick: Patte de velours - Attention à la marche ! - Un moment - DESORMIERES Bernard: Africa blues - Nostalgie de Noël - Berceuse syncopée - Miska - Cochipré - Anatolian 08 - GUERIN-DESCOUTURELLE Valérie: O´stentêtant - Krafiti - LEVY Krishna: Ex Silenzio - Dolci ostinati - La Decisione - MARDER Marc: Aquarelle - Four Flat March - MASHAYEKHI Alireza: Prélude Op.192 n°1 - REGANA Philippe: Cratères - ...parce qu´elle est fragile... - ROCHEMAN Manuel: Prélude automnal - Chromatisme tranienNoticeLa recherche d´une diversité de langages et d´expressions a préludé à l´élaboration de ces 23 pièces originales, composées tout spécialement pour Alphastyles.Issus d´horizons différents, les compositeurs offrent ici des oeuvres qui témoignent de leur personnalité et de leurs expériences musicales particulières (cf. p.57, notices biographiques des compositeurs).Dans l´ensemble, ce répertoire est du niveau d´un deuxième cycle de conservatoire.Cependant, chaque amateur ou apprenti pianiste, quel que soit son niveau de pratique, pourra trouver parmi les morceaux proposés ceux qui lui feront plaisir ou qui l´amèneront à découvrir un univers musical pluriel tant dans les genres que dans les couleurs, les rythmes, les modes de jeux et les graphismes.Niveau : moyen
South AfricaFor Bb soprano saxophone or clarinet and viola or Eb alto sax South Africa was originally written to feature the texture of the soprano saxophone with viola, the performance can be adapted to other instruments as indicated on the score or others within the written range. Although the piece is not specifically by African music, it is dedicated to Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison. The writing alternates between counter and synchronized lines - the same is true for other pairings such as dissonance/consonance, changing tempos and dynamics. The challenge is to get the piece to flow through these many shifts of texture. Towards the conclusion there is some space (optional) for improvising using the suggested written notes and intervals as the source material for both instruments. Medium advancedNombre de pages :48
Zimbe! is a 40-minute work for SATB chorus, children´s choir and jazz quintet with percussion, by the UK composer Alexander L´Estrange.It is a vibrant sequence of twelve African and gospel songs, charting a day in the life of an African village. There are simple children´s playground songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe, a Xhosa lullaby for mothers of the victims of Apartheid, a rousing drinking song, and music usedon religious occasions. Zimbe! will also provide an exciting new repertory piece for choral societies who may be looking for a follow-up to the world-influenced works of David Fanshawe and Karl Jenkins. The addition of the children´s choir enables choirs to forge, or renew, relationships with local school choirs.
´´Until the lion has its own storyteller, tales of the lion hunt will always glorify the hunter.” -Zimbabwean proverb In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer shot and killed a lion named Cecil. The lion was one of dozens slain each year in Zimbabwe, which legally licenses the hunting of big cats. But Cecil’s death sparked unprecedented global outrage, igniting thousands of media reports about the peculiar circumstances surrounding this hunt. At the center of the controversy was Dr. Andrew Loveridge, the zoologist who had studied Cecil for eight years. In Lion Hearted, Loveridge pieces together, for the first time, the fascinating life and murky details of this beloved lion’s slaying. In the tradition of Born Free and Gorillas in the Mist, Lion Hearted chronicles Loveridge’s long acquaintance with a host of charismatic lions that his team has tracked, often from birth to death. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Loveridge learned to love predators at the knee of his father, an eminent herpetologist who stored baby crocodiles in the family bathtub. After earning his doctorate at Oxford, he seized an invitation to study the lions of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. There he meets Stumpy Tail, who, despite her name, has the dignity of the Queen of the Animal Kingdom; Dynamite, a venerable coalition leader who, muscled out by younger males, sets off on an incredible 37-day, 137-mile journey to find a new home; and Kataza, who escapes another lion’s claws, and whom Loveridge twice saves from death at the hands of humans. And, of course, there is Cecil. Dethroned in an epic battle, he forms an alliance with a former rival. He also becomes a favorite of photographers and tourists - until the fateful night when a Minnesota dentist and his hunting guide entice the trusting cat with a free meal. Loveridge unravels the complexities of lion society and the dangers the cats face bot... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Graybill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033842/bk_adbl_033842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.