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Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora


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Mary Harder     
University Press
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Oxford University Press Announces New Collection:
Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora


New York, NY, March 21, 2007 This Oxford collection is the first of its kind to dedicate a series to the piano music of the African Diaspora, available in five separate volumes for easier accessibility or bound together as a single clothbound edition.  Included alongside some well-known works are pieces which are hard to find, out of print, or have never been published.


The collection is graded Volume 1: Early-intermediate; Volume 2: Intermediate; Volume 3; Early-Advanced; Volumes 4 and 5: Advanced and includes pieces by African composers now living in Guadalupe, Jamaica, Egypt, Nigeria, USA, Congo, Ghana, South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Virgin Islands, Panama, and Haiti.


This collection can be used as a supplement to keyboard literature courses to facilitate teaching in universities and colleges. The clothbound, comprehensive edition is available to university and personal libraries for a limited time only.


Dr. William Chapman Nyaho is an active international performer, scholar, teacher, and clinician. Born in Ghana and now living in Seattle, Chapman Nyaho holds degrees from Oxford University, Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas, Austin. He is a winner of prizes from the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and the Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Italy.  He is a regular guest clinician, giving master classes, presentations, lecture-recitals, and workshops advocating music by composers of the African Diaspora in elementary to high schools, and also colleges and universities.


For more information, contact the Oxford Music Department at (212) 726-6050 or email:


Volume 1 (Early-intermediate) 9780193868229` $14.95   Available now  
Volume 2 (Intermediate)    9780193868236  $19.95  Available now  
Volume 3 (Early-Advanced)  9780193868243 $18.95  Summer 2007  
Volume 4 (Advanced) 9780193870024  $19.95 Summer 2007  
Volume 5 (Advanced) 9780193870031 $21.95 Summer 2007  
Clothbound edition (one volume) 9780193870154  $100.00 Summer 2007  


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