Gary Nash

Gary Nash

Composer, Educator, Arranger, Clarinetist

Sheet Music

Ana's Song and Dance

ComposerGary Nash
PublisherGary Nash
Genre Classical / Chamber music
Instrumentation Trombone basso, Trombone
Scored forOctet
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Key B flat minor
Duration 6'7"
Difficulty Advanced
Year of composition 2010
During Summer, 2007, Gary Powell Nash visited Ghana, West Africa for a faculty development workshop and ever since this trip, he has been inspired to compose music that incorporates his musical discoveries there. Ana’s Song and Dance is a 6 minute, single movement work for trombone choir, based on and inspired by the song Ana by Vieux Farka Touré of Mali. The original song features a melodic blues-like bass ostinato at a moderate tempo that occurs throughout much of the song and Ana’s Song and Dance uses rhythms, harmonies and melodies derived from that same motive. Ana’s Song and Dance utilizes a progressive formal structure, which begins with fanfare-like music and transitions into the music previously described, with the blues-like ostinato bass line and melodies and rhythms stemming from that same ostinato melody.

Upload date 03 Jun 2013

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