Title

Raka

Publication Date

1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Haugland, A. Oscar (Archie Oscar), 1922-2013

Degree Name

M. Mus. (Master of Music)

Department

School of Music

LCSH

Percussion with string orchestra--Scores

Abstract

RAKA is a composition for string orchestra, percussion and choir based on the drama "Raka" by the South African author N.P. van Wyk Louw. This work is a musical portrayal of the drama, depicting the gradual insurgence of the leopard Raka into the tribal community, despite the repeated warnings by the warrior Koki, portrayed by the cello section. This leads to chaos and the eventual destruction of the community. The composer strived towards creating the aural ambience of the tribal environment suggested by the play itself. Each string player is required to play an African thumb piano. The musical language include alleatoric, serial and indigenous South African elements.

Comments

Zulu text (romanized).||For string orchestra, SATB chorus, and percussion.

Extent

1 score (62 pages)

Language

zul

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Media Type

Text

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