Peter Henderson: 24 Studies in African Rhythms
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FredO: Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Volume I

ISBN 9781934621226

12 studies | Solo piano

9"x12" Paperback | $18.00
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12 African Songs for Voice and Piano

ISBN 9781934621288
12 pieces | Solo voice & piano Acc
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ISBN 9780193804654

22 pieces | SATB/mixed choir

Octavo edition Paperback | $20.95















 Composer Fredo receives Artist Fellowship Award
from St. Louis Regional Arts Commission

Onovwerosuoke's rhythmic language would be worthy of analysis by students of the long process by which a common African-American language, musical and verbal, evolved out of the multiplicity of cultures of the enslaved. The overall effect is kinetic, colorful, and imposing — any symphonic programmer looking for music that will meet urban constituencies halfway should hear [his music]. 
- James Manheim ( critic)

Fred Onovwerosuoke's brief "Fanfare for Strings and Timpani," in its world premiere, was a rousing evocation of a Nigerian war dance, complete with the clanging of machetes -- fortunately only simulated.  -John von Rhein -(Chicago Tribune music critic)

...attractive, rather epigrammatic and made an immediate effect, a compelling mixture of technical challenges, memorable ideas and clever compositional working, none of which outstayed their welcome... - Review by Robert Matthew-Walker, ClassicalSource, London, UK.

..."The Gathering," an overture by Ghanaian-American composer Fred Onovwerosuoke was a brief, lively work propelled by rapid and aggressive African rhythms, creates a delicious sense of danger–all powerfully rendered by Marlon Daniel and his orchestra...
- Review by Victor Carr, Jr., ClassicsToday

The piano lines in [Fredo's "12 African Songs for Solo Voice and Piano"] are lively and catchy - indeed,  though their sources are more exotic than African-American spirituals or Langston  Hughes, the songs have the  most popular appeal of all the material  on this [Libera, AGCD 2106] recording. - Review by Chris King, The St Louis American

These kinetic pieces [Twenty-four Studies in African Rhythms] easily get under one’s skin and they sound like they are fun to play. - American Record Guide





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