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Peter Henderson: 24 Studies in African Rhythms

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Nubian Dances No. 1
Quintet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin,
Violoncello & Piano
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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ISBN 9781934621080
5 Sketches | Flute, Violin & Piano
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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6 Sketches | Oboes & Piano
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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ISBN 9781934621097
3 Pieces | Flute & Piano
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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4 Dances | WW Quintet
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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4 More Dances | WW Quintet
8.5"x11" Spiral-bound & parts
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Pop Mass  | SATB Choir & Piano
Octavo Edition Paperback
Optional band parts

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Twelve African Songs for Solo Voice and Piano


ISBN 9781934621288
12 pieces | Solo voice & piano Acc
9"x12"
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ISBN 9781934621226

12 studies | Solo piano

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ISBN 9780193804654

22 pieces | SATB/mixed voices

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Caprice for Piano & Orchestra 
Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra
Commissioned by Coro Allegro of Boston, MA
for pianist Darryl Hollister
(Performance Time: 15 minutes)
Instrumentation: (2 Trumpets, 4 Timpani-player and Strings VI-CB)
The Gathering - an Overture 
(Performance Time: 7 minutes)
Instrumentation: (Single WWs/Hn/Perc/Strings VI-CB)
Pennies for the Boatman Suite 
(Soundtrack for the Motion Picture, "Pennies for the Boatman") 
(Winner, "Best Film Script," 2012 Madrid International Film Festival)
(Performance Time: 52 minutes)
Instrumentation: (Single WW/electric bass/piano/synthesizer/Strings VI-CB)
Suite No. 4 for Orchestra
(Performance Time: 22 minutes)
Instrumentation: (1Pc/2Flt/1Ob or CorA/1Bs/1CBs/2Hn/2Tpt/3Tbn/1Pc/piano/Strings VI-CB)

Tribute to Great African Composers
for  Orchestra, Mezzo Soprano and SATB Choir 
(Recipient of the 2009 American Music Center Award) 
Licensing: AMP, ASCAP/Performance Time: 25 minutes approx.
Instrumentation: 2Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/2HrnF/1BbTrpt/Timp. /Str. VI to CB

						
						
Suite No. 3 for Orchestra 
Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available)
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP 
(Performance Time: 18 minutes)
Instrumentation: Chamber orchestra (1Pc/2Flt/1Ob or CorA/1Bs/1CBs/2Hn/
2Tpt/3Tbn/1Pc/piano/Strings VI-CB)



Suite No. 2 for String Orchestra Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available) Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP (Performance Time: 15 minutes) Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB
Suite No. 2 for String Orchestra 
Availability: Sheet music and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP
Performance time: 12 minutes
Instrumentation: Strings, Vlns-CBs
Meditation for Darfur 
for String Orchestra, Percussion, Harp, Mezzo-Soprano & Treble Choir
Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ 7Timpani (1 0r 2pl)/Harp
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)
 

Landscapes of Africa: A Tone Poem 
for Solo Soprano Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo and Orchestra

Commissioned by Brannen-Cooper in association with the US National Flute Association
Instrumentation: PSolo Picc, Alt, Sop/3Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/4HrnF/5Trpt/5Tbn & Tba/10Timp.(2pl) 
4Perc /2Hrp/1Vib/Str. VI to CB
Performance Time: 14 minutes/Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

Warriors Dance for Orchestra
(Fanfare for Orchestra) 
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: ASCAP Title Code  361755335
Instrumentation: Picc/3Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/4HrnF/4BbTrpt/4Tbn/6Timp. GABbCDGA/BD/3Perc /Str. VI to CB
(Performance Time: 5:10 minutes)

Warriors Dance for String Orchestra
(Fanfare for Strings & Percussion)
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: ASCAP Title Code  361755335
Audio Rendition: Midi MP3/CD Audio available)
Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ 6Timp.(2 pl) GABbCDGA/3Perc 
(Performance Time: 4:10 minutes)

Dance Tribute for Orchestra
with Piano Obbligato

Availability:
 Score and parts rental/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio Rendition:
  (MP3/CD Audio available)

(Performance Time: 4.10minutes)
Instrumentation: Picc/2Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/2HrnF/2BbTrpt/4Tbn/5Timp. GABbCDGA/BD/3Perc /Str. VI to CB
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Band

 3 African Folk Dances for School Band
Commissioned by the Arts & Education-Maritz Grant for the lovely and
talented students at Ferguson Middle School Band
Instrumentation:
 3Fl/Pcc, 3Cl, 3 Sx, 3Tpt, 2Tbn, 2Tba/Euph, 1Tmp, 4Perc.
Performance Time: 12 minutes
Audio: Live concert recording available
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

African Fanfare for Band
Instrumentation: 4Fl/Pcc, 4Cl, 3 Sx, 2Hn, 2Tpt, 2Tbn, 2Tba, 1Tmp, 4Perc, 1Cbass
Performance Time: 5:10 minutes/Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

Three Rhythmic Sketches for Band
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic/Marching Band
Performance Time:  15 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Highlife Mass Suite for Band 
Kyrie | Gloria | Acclamation | Credo | Sanctus | Agnus Dei
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic Band
Performance Time: 25 minutes/Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

Sahelian Jam for Band 
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic/Marching Band
Performance Time: 8 minutes/Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

African Folk Dances  for Band, Nos. 1-4
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic Band
Performance Time: 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 6 minutes, 5 minutes, resp.
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

 

String Quartets:

Fantasia for String Quartet
Instrumentation:: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vcc
Performance Time:: 8 minutes
Licensing::
Manuscript

String Quartet No. 3
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 19:00 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 2
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 15:00 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 1
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 14:00 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

 

Misc. Quartets, Quintets and Misc Chamber works:

Four More Dances for Wind Quintet
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 15:00 minutes

Four Dances for Wind Quintet
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability:
 Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 12:00 minutes

Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet No. 2 ("Malaika")
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 6:00 minutes

Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet No. 3 ('Healing Dances)
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 7:00 minutes

Serenade for Flutes 
Commissioned by Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish for the Stewart Music Society of Florida
Instrumentation: 5 Flutes of 2 flutes alternating on piccolo,
1 on Alto & Soprano, 1 Alto and 1 Bass Flute
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio Rendition: MIDI / Performance Time: 13:00 minutes


Nubian Dances Nos. 3 & 4
Instrumentation: Mixed wind, brass, strings and piano
Performance Time: 14:00 minutes
Licensing:  Manuscript

Nubian Dances No. 2 ("Argungu")
(Commissioned by the British Commonwealth Festival in Malta)
Instrumentation: Flute, 3 Clarinets, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Djembe drum,
Harp, String Quartet of 2 Vlns, Vla and Cello
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing:  AMP/ASCAP
Performance Time: 4:00 minutes


Nubian Dances No. 1
(Commissioned by Chicago State
University for
MAVerick Ensemble)
Instrumentation: 
Flute, Clarinet,
Violin, Cello and Piano

Availability: Score and parts/Licensing:  AMP
Performance Time: 7:00 minutes


Trios:

Five Sketches for Flute, Violin and Piano
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available 
(MP3/CD Audio available)
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 
361698175
(Performance Time: 15 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-08-0
ISBN-10:        1-934621-08-0
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Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe & Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available 
Performance Time: 12:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Four Caprices for Woodwind Trio 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe & Clarinet
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio Rendition: Midi MP3 available 
Performance Time: 18:00 minutes

Duos:

Six Sketches for Oboes and Piano
Instrumentation: Cor Anglais, Oboe and Oboe d'Amore with piano
Audio:
 (MP3 of live concert recording available)
Performance Time: 16:00 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP 


Fantasia for Violin and Piano
(Transcribed from the original version for  cello and piano)
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 5:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Fantasia for Cello and Piano
Audio Rendition: (MP3/MIDI audio available)
Performance Time: approx 5:00 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP

Six and Half Variations for Violin and Piano 
Audio: MP3 of live concert recording available
Performance Time: 10:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP 
Sonata for Two Pianos No. 3 
Commissioned by William C. Nyaho 
for the NYAHO/GARCIA DUO
Instrumentation: Two pianos
Audio: MP3 of live concert recording available
Performance Time: 18:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code: 496787234
Sonata for Two Pianos No. 2 
Instrumentation: Two pianos
Audio Rendition: (MIDI audio available)
Performance Time: 16:30 minutes
Sonata for Two Pianos No. 1 
Instrumentation: Two pianos
Audio Rendition: (MIDI audio available)
Performance Time: 15 minutes

Three Pieces for Flute and Piano
Availability: Sheet music and parts 
Audio Rendition: Recorded on the CD 
African Art Music for Flute 
by flutist Wendy Hymes and pianist Darry Hollister
(Performance Time: 12 minutes)

Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Landscapes of Africa: A Tone Poem
for Soprano Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo and Piano
(Piano reduction of the original orchestra score)
Performance Time: 12 minutes
Licensing: Manuscript
 

Meditation for Darfur
for Mezzo-soprano and Piano
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 
432460698
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)

 

Piano Solos:

Five Kaleidoscopes for Piano 
Commissioned by Rebeca Omordia
Audio:
 Live concert recording of selections
Licensing: AMP/ASCAP

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 2 
Audio Rendition: Available on the CD, "Peter Henderson," AMP Records AGCD2504
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-26-4

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 1
Audio Rendition: Recorded on the CD, "Peter Henderson," AMP Records AGCD2504
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-26-4
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 
361755337
ISBN 978-1-934621-22-6 (MOST REQUESTED TITLE!) 
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Other Solo Works:

Variations on a Pende Tune for Solo Flute
Audio Rendition: (Variation 4: "Agitato," Wendy Hymes, Flute)
Performance Time: 10 minutes
Licensing: 
ASCAP/AMP 

 

Choral Works:

Haille Mamman (Supreme Motherhood)
Pan-African song for Mixed Voices, bass guitar (or acoustic bass) and percussion
Also available in SSAA and TTBB versions
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)

Yenu Bene (All things to You)
ki-Kaounde song for Upper Voices and percussion
Also available with approximate lyrics
(Original ki-Kaounde melody and text by Karen Raborn)
(Performance Time: 4 minutes)

Afro Caribbean Mass 
for SATB Choir, Soloist and Pop-Band

Availability: Vocal score with piano accompaniment
(MP3/CD Audio available)
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 
312285499
(Performance Time: 28 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-23-3
ISBN-10: 1-934621-23-4

Songs of Africa: 22 pieces for mixed voices
Availability: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-380465-4
ISBN-10: 0-19-380465-4
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Three African Songs for SATB Choir
i.   Oluwa L'Oluso Agutan Mi (Psalm 23) with piano or organ accompaniment
ii.  Barka (Blessings/Goodwill) with piano accompaniment
iii. Chant for Peace with piano, Double Bass and Conga Drums

Availability: Vocal score with piano accompaniment 
Audio Rendition:  (MP3/CD Audio available)
(Performance Time: 15 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-24-0
ISBN-10: 1-934621-24-0

Selected sheet music
(most requested choral titles not included
in the collections by Oxford University Press)

Chechere! Akan Vocalize for SSAA Choir and Percussion
Efuo,
  Urhobo "Igbe" Chant for Mixed Voices  and Percussion
Ibaje
, Yoruba Meditation for A Cappella Female or Mixed voices
Matshitshi Quomani
, 6 Zulu/Xhosa Playsongs for SATB Choir
Oluwa l’Oluso Aguntan Mi,
 
 Yoruba Meditation on Psalm 23 for SATB Choir 
      and Organ
 (Ayodele Arr. Onovwerosuoke)

Omome Chiy’o Dedede, Urhobo Initiation Chant for Female/Mixed Voices and Maracas
Pata-Pata, Zulu/Xhosa Folk Song for SATB Choir and Percussion
Une R’Emakashe, Urhobo Carol for SATB or TTBB Choir, Percussion and Dancers
Wazobia, Nigerian (multi-lingual) Satire for SATB Choir and Percussion
Yamoriji, Meditation Chant of the Fang "Forest" People, for Female or Mixed Voices 
Yoyoma O! Ijaw/Itsekiri Funereal Chant for Mixed Voices and percussion