Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet No. 2
Malaika (My Angel)
Composed by Fred Onovwerosuoke
Published by African Music Publishers
Includes score and parts
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, and Bassoon
The Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet are essentially musical snippets, each capriciously conceived. No. 2, Malaika, literally, “My Angel” in KiSwahili language, is based on the endearing East African folksong that was made popular by the legendary South African icon, Miriam Makeba.