Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora
From Oxford University Press, this wonderful sheet music anthology edited by Dr. William Chapman Nyaho presents a fascinating survey of music by
African composers, both those living in Africa and those now resident
elsewhere in the world. The music, much of which is published here for
the first time, includes a kaleidoscope of different styles, moods,
genres, and colors. You will find works influenced by the blues, jazz,
and ragtime, and works built on exotic scales, African folk-tunes, and
drumming rhythms. The five volumes are graded to provide exciting
material for pianists just beginning their studies and for those who
are looking for new and more challenging music. Edited by an
internationally respected musician, this collection not only
represents an important historical gathering of composers of African
descent, but it is also destined to provide fresh music to the piano
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"I found the rhythmic abundance and richness one of the most rewarding
aspects of this anthology...
This book will satisfy and delight amateur and professional players,
as well as late intermediate and advanced students. More
importantly, it sheds light on the interesting but unfortunately
little-known musical output of talented African American composers
who resided in different centers of the diaspora."
-Illinois State Music Teachers' Association Newsletter
"The depth and breadth of the 20th-century piano music is extended in this remarkable ongoing anthology of works by composers who remain undreplayed and neglected...
It contains music that is pianistically exquisite."
-International Piano Magazine
"What a gold mine for performers, teachers, and students. To have such
a graded compilation of music previously unknown to many of us is so
exciting for piano pedagogues. Thank you."
-Martha F. Hilley, Professor of Group Piano and Pedagogy at University
of Texas, Austin
"Magnificent. Who would have guessed that a sampling of music by
African and African-Diasporic composers would fill five volumes? And
who would imagine the dazzling array of forms, styles, and techniques
displayed in them? All who consider themselves friends of African and
African-derived music are much indebted to William Chapman Nyaho and
Oxford University Press for making these gems of musical imagination
widely available for the first time ever."
-Kofi Agawu, Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music and of African
and African American Studies at Harvard University