Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Ganda instrumental song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:12:05

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C23/45

  • Recording date

    1988-08-02

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    music classroom, Makerere College School, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Makerere College School school pupils

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Performance note: A large "orchestra" - harps of different sizes, drums, panpipes, ndere flute, amadinda xylophone. After a tutti xylophone is briefly featured, then flute with panpipes, drum chime (slightly similar to entenga but fewer drums). Change of tune lead by xylophone opens B section, then ndingidi-s, then flute again, then tutti, then drum chime etc. Then return to A tune. An interesting experiment in orchestration. Intonation not so good with panpipes. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG88.16.3.

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