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African Alleluia

From Wind Repertory Project

John O'Reilly


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music

Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $6.00

Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Percussion I-II

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Tom-Tom


Errata

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Program Notes

African Aleluia is a joyous arrangement of the popular Kenyan sing Wana Barata. The Swahili text for this song is loosely translated as "They have blessings, those that prey, Alleluia. They have peace, they have joy, they have well-being, Alleluia."

Repeating percussion patterns utilizing cowbell, claves, tom-tom and bass drum provide a solid rhythmic foundation for the catchy syncopated melody. A typical call-and-response section gives this arrangement an authentic African feel.

-Program Note from score


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