David Rycroft South Africa Collection

KwaPhindangene Handcross Brass rehearsal and sources: fifth movement.

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    Zulu folksongs and dance , brass suites-Africa (Zulu)

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    South Africa

  • Performers

    Handcross Brass Band (brass musical instruments)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

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    This is the first movement of a suite composed by Rycroft called 'KwaPhindangene' in 1983. This recording is of the Hand cross brass rehearsing this suite. There is no further documentation provided. However in later recording segments there are sections of narration and Rycroft provides some insight into how he composed this piece of music. He used certain traditional Zulu songs as a musical basis or 'source' as he calls it. This movement has a fanfare which is based on the intervals of the isigekle song 'Bamb' ekhanya nganye ba'. This same fanfare appears in the first movement of the suite. Rycroft has also included musical elements of a girl's song called 'Wo! Balibele ngezethu nje!'.

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