Ngoma Za Kenya
Mvt. III - 'Kwaheri'
Score and Part(s)Performing Ensemble
: Concert BandInstrumentation
: Flute 1, 2, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Alto Saxophone 1, 2 in Eb, Oboe, Bassoon, Percussion 3 (Tambourine, Sand Blocks, Suspended Cymbal), Bass Clarinet in Bb, Trombone, 1, 2, Horn 1, 2 in F, Clarinet 1, 2, 3 in Bb, Percussion1 (CongItem Number:
CPS98Number of Pages:
Carl Fischer MusicPrint Status:
"Kwaheri," the third movement of Ngoma za Kenya, contains similar gestures to the previously released first movement, "Jambo" (2008), but is harmonically more progressive. Stylistic influences in the work come from the composer's experiences with Kenyan choral traditions (call and response) and the joyful, optimistic, and celebratory nature of Kenyan culture.