Composer
TAMUSUZA
Title
Abaafa Luli
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, horn in F, bassoon (each player also plays maracas)
Publisher
International Opus
Grade
3
Product Code
33I050001994
Woodwind Quintet

Abaafa Luli
Composed by Justinian Tamusuza (1994)
For Woodwind Quintet
Published by International Opus
Includes score and parts

Instrumentation:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, and Bassoon (All five players are also required to play maracas at various times throughout the piece)

An exciting and unique woodwind quintet based on the traditional African folk music of Uganda. “In this short piece, Tamusuza creates a rich polyrhythmic texture, woven not just by wind instruments but also hand-held maracas and stamping feet. The main theme sounds like a rhythmically energized hymn tune....a mosaic of African and European genres. The climactic ending to Abaafa Luli – rapid and resounding rhythms – served to delight and exhilarate the listener.”

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