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African Patchwork

In memoriam Albert Schweitzer

By Enjott Schneider

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Organ and djembe
In memoriam Albert Schweitzer. Composed by Enjott Schneider. This edition: saddle-stitch. Drums / Percussion. ED 21680. Score and part. Composed 2012. 32 pages. Duration 13'. Published by Schott Music (SD.49019730).

Item Number: SD.49019730

ISBN 9790001194341.

African Patchwork' was created for the European 'Albert Schweitzer Year 2013' in remembrance of the foundation of the hospital in Lambarene 100 years ago (1913). The organ sound, thought of as an ideal here, is the typical 'Albert Schweitzer sound': romantic, soft diapasons and string parts, hardly any mixtures, cymbals and tongues. This dark fundamental sound is joined by the djembe with its richness of high harmonics and its ability of modulation (the best-known of the African drums can be used in different sizes). Depending on the percussionist's creativity, the percussion part, notated in a quite rudimentary way, can be extended by various playing techniques, drum changes and pitch modulations of the drumhead. The notated percussion part can also be used as a basis for intuitive and improvisational playing.

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