Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Instrument demonstrations - horns

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    2CDR0006174 (copy of C105/34)

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    All notes transcribed from spoken announcements on tape: [performer asks]: you mean you want both with the drumming? [Gourlay answers]: each instrument separately if we can: single horn plays a few notes repeatedly; 2 horns play a few notes repeatedly in unison; [Gourlay asks]: why do they move from side to side? - because they play better that way; 3 horns play repeated notes interlocking each other; 2 horns play interlocking faster moving melody [Gourlay asks]: which one is which? The higher one is...[too much conversation noise to hear]...they are always together, never separately....Angoran is more important...but without this this cannot there one instrument that is most important or is it the drums?....this is imiyat...Imiyat is another instrument - [2 horns play]; this is Imeyid...ok and the last one then...the drumming....; single horn plays - this is nchad. [For detailed notes and cross references see: "A descriptive catalogue of recorded sound" compiled by Ken A Gourlay for the musicology section of the Centre for Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria].

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