Stylistic Traits In African Pianism Works Of Three Art Music Composers J. H. Nketia, Akin Euba And Gyimah Labi

Show simple item record Boamah, E. 2019-12-17T17:10:20Z 2019-12-17T17:10:20Z 2007-03
dc.description PhD in Music en_US
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to offer a comprehension of African idioms used in composing for the piano. Works analysed have explored the wider possibilities of the seven-tone scale system and the resources of the five-tone scale form. All works analysed are examples of ways in which traditional material may be lifted from its original context and modified to create a completely new piece. The works are deep and meaningful attempts to change African traditional music structure. They demonstrate ways in which modem composers are trying to make the old traditions relevant today, and to bring the traditional African music into phase with the society around them. These works analysed, can be classified as African Art music, that is, music structured for intent listening or music presented as concert music, but which are rooted in the traditions of Africa. ~ The problems of choice of idiom, notation and that of the conflict for theories that arise from the syncreticism which characterizes African Art musical scene, are among the problems that composers face and solve in their creation processes. The nature of the solution to these problems by each composer affects his style. African pianism is an innovation which has been added to the literature of African Art music. The growth of a music is assured as long as the practitioners of that music continue to find new modes of expression for it. The vitality and potential of African music, viewed in the light of dynamic changes which are currently taking place in African culture, indicate that we are on the threshold of a new and exciting period of African music. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Stylistic Traits en_US
dc.subject African Pianism en_US
dc.subject J. H. Nketia en_US
dc.subject Akin Euba en_US
dc.subject Gyimah Labi en_US
dc.title Stylistic Traits In African Pianism Works Of Three Art Music Composers J. H. Nketia, Akin Euba And Gyimah Labi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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