Fred Onovwerosuoke, composer
(Last name pronounced, 'oh-noh-well-oh-suoh-keh)

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Works for Orchestra and Chamber Groups
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The Gathering - an Overture (2011)
for Chamber Orchestra
(Performance Time: 7 minutes)
Instrumentation: (Single WWs/Hn/Perc/Strings VI-CB)
Pennies for the Boatman Suite (2010)
(Soundtrack for the Motion Picture, "Pennies for the Boatman")
(Performance Time: 52 minutes)
Instrumentation: (Single woodwinds/electric bass/piano/synthesizer/Strings VI-CB)
Suite for Orchestra No. 4 (2009)
"Nketia Suite for Orchestra"
i.   Rhapsody 
ii.  Asuo iii. Invocation Dance iv. Lam Lem Loo
(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 and SATB Choir (Revised 2008) (Recipient of the 2009 American Music Center Award) i. Rhapsody on Nketia's "Republic Suite" ii. Meditation for Darfur iii. Rejuvenation ("from the ashes of apartheid")
iv.  Lullaby to Ikoli Harcourt-Whyte v. Tribute to Dr Ephraim Amu Instrumentation: 2Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/2HrnF/1BbTrpt/Timp. /Str. VI to CB Archival recording: New Horizons Orchestra, FESAAM 2009 Mass Choir, Soprano Dawn Padmore, conducted by Marlon Daniel
Performance Time: 25 minutes approx. Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Suite for Orchestra No. 3 (2007)
Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available)
Availability: Score and parts rental
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code:
495030258 i.   Fanfare ii.  Incantation iii. Zambezi River Dance
(Performance Time: 18 minutes) Instrumentation: Chamber orchestra (1Pc/2Flt/1Ob or CorA/1Bs/1CBs/2Hn/ 2Tpt/3Tbn/1Pc/piano/Strings VI-CB)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-04-2 ISBN-10:        1-934621-04-8

Suite for String Orchestra No. 2 (2006) Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available)
Availability: Score and parts rental
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
494292692
i.   Ogiribo (The Storm) ii.   Domenshigbe (At the Market) iii.  Barka (Greetings/Goodwill) iv.  Ukere (Warriors' Dance)  
(Performance Time: 15 minutes) Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-04-2 ISBN-10:        1-934621-04-8
Suite for String Orchestra No. 1 (1987-2007)
Availability: Sheet music and parts rental
Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra 
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 494292718
i.    Beethoven Returns to Africa
ii.   Yarinya (Maiden)
iii.   Dance Tribute
Performance time: 12 minutes
instrumentation: Strings Vlns-CBs
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-03-5
ISBN-10:       1-934621-03-X
Meditation for Darfur (2006-2008)
for String Orchestra, Percussion, Harp, Mezzo-Soprano & Treble Choir
Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ 7Timpani (2pl)/Harp
Availability:
Score and parts rental
Licensing:
ASCAP Title Code
432460698
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)

ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-07-3
ISBN-10:        1-934621-07-2
 

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
Audio Rendition: New Horizons Studio Orchestra
Wendy Hymes, Soloist. (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 14 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-25-7
ISBN-10: 1-934621-25-0

WARRIORS DANCE FOR ORCHESTRA(2007)
(Fanfare for Orchestra)
Availability: Score and parts rental
Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MP3/CD Audio available)
Instrumentation:
Picc/3Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/4HrnF/4BbTrpt/4Tbn/6Timp. GABbCDGA/BD/3Perc /Str. VI to CB
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
 361755335
(Performance Time: 5:10 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-05-9
ISBN-10: 1-934621-05-6

WARRIORS DANCE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA (2007)
(Fanfare for Strings & Percussion)
Availability: Score and parts rental
Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MP3/CD Audio available)
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
 361755335
Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ 6Timp.(2 pl) GABbCDGA/3Perc
(Performance Time: 4:10 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-11-0
ISBN-10: 1-934621-11-0

Dance Tribute for Orchestra (1988, ed. 2007)
with Piano Obbligato
Availability:
Score and parts rental
Audio Rendition:  Fred Onovwerosuoke (Piano reduction)
(MP3/CD Audio available)
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
494292718
(Performance Time: 4.10minutes)
Instrumentation: Picc/2Fl/2BbCl/2Bs/2HrnF/2BbTrpt/4Tbn/5Timp. GABbCDGA/BD/3Perc /Str. VI to CB
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-02-8
ISBN-10:        1-934621-02-1

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Band

African Fanfare for Band  (2008)
(A huge favorite!)
Instrumentation:
1pc, 3Fl, 4Cl, 3 Sx, 2Hn, 2Tpt, 2Tbn, 2Tba, 1Tmp, 4Perc, 1Cbass
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 5:10 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

String Quartets:

String Quartet No. 3  (2008)
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 19:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 2  (2007)
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 15:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 1  (2006)
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 14:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Misc. Quartets and Quintets:

Rhapsody for Wind Quintet (1998/2006)
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available
Performance Time: 9:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
 

Four More Dances for Wind Quintet (2008)
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available
Performance Time: 11:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Four Dances for Wind Quintet (1994/2008)
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available
Performance Time: 11:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Trios:

Five Sketches for Flute, Violin and Piano (2006)
Instrumentation: 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 (Flute, Oboe & Bassoon) (2008)
Availability: Score and parts
Audio Rendition: Not yet available
Performance Time: 12:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Duos:

Six Sketches for Oboes and Piano  (2008)
Instrumentation: Cor Anglais, Oboe and Oboe d'Amore with piano
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 16:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP


Fantasia for Violin and Piano  (2008)
(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  (1999)
Instrumentation: Cello and piano
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: approx 5:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Six and Half Variations for Violin and Piano  (2008)
Instrumentation: Violin and piano
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 10:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP 
Sonata for Two Pianos No. 3  (2008)
Commissioned by William C. Nyaho for the NYAHO/GARCIA DUO
Instrumentation: Two pianos
Audio Rendition: (MP3/CD Audio available)
Performance Time: 16:30 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code: 496787234

Three Pieces for Flute and Piano (1988-1991)
Availability: Sheet music and parts
Audio Rendition: Wendy Hymes (Flute), Darryl Hollister (piano),
David Kosutic (piano), Gerald Cozart (Narrator) MP3/CD Audio available
Also recorded on the CD
African Art Music for Flute by flutist Wendy Hymes and pianist Darry Hollister
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
503608037
i.    Ayevwiomo (Mother begets)
ii.    Iroro (Reminiscences) with alto flute
iii.    Just Before Dawn with narrator

(Performance Time: 12 minutes)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-09-7
ISBN-10:        1-934621-09-9
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
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Meditation for Darfur for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (2008)
for String Orchestra, Percussion, Harp and Mezzo-Soprano
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
432460698
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)

ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-07-3
ISBN-10:        1-934621-07-2
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Piano Solos:

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 2 (2010)
Audio Rendition: Available by order only (MP3/CD Audio available)
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-26-4

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 1 (1987-2007)
Audio Rendition: Available by order only
(MP3/CD Audio available)
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code
361755337
ISBN 978-1-934621-22-6
(MOST REQUESTED TITLE!)
PLAY MP3 EXCERPTS! (courtesy of Peter Henderson, piano)
i. Okoye (Edo / Baganda idioms) ii.   Edo (Edo / Mandinka idioms)
iii. Udje (Urhobo / Dagomba idioms) iv. Tunis (Tuareg / Bambera idioms)
v.  Jali (Mandinka / Malinke/Tigre idioms) vi. Iroro (Urhobo / Igbo / Yoruba idioms)
vii. Herero Wedding Dance (Herero / Tigre idioms) viii. Ayevwiomo Dance 1 (Urhobo / Ewe idioms)
ix. Ayevwiomo Dance 2 (Urhobo / Grebo idioms) x. Barka (Burkinabe / Pular idioms)
xi.  Ayevwiomo Dance 3 (Urhobo / Akan idioms) xii. Agbadza (Ewe / Fon idioms)

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Other Solo Works:

Variations on a Pende Tune for Solo Flute (2008)
Audio Rendition: (Variation 4: "Agitato," Wendy Hymes, Flute)
Performance Time: 10 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP


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Choral Works:

African Highlife Mass
for SATB Choir, Soloist and Pop-Band (2006)
Availability: Vocal score with piano accompaniment through Earthsongs.
Band parts and practice CD through the St. Louis African Chorus
Audio Rendition:  Choir of Trinity Presbyterian Church,
City-Wide University Chorale and St. Louis African Chorus
conducted by Paul Vasile and Christopher Taylor
Kyrie | Gloria | Acclamation | Credo | Sanctus | Agnus Dei
(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
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Songs of Africa for SATB Choirs (2008)
Availability: Through Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-380465-4
ISBN-10: 0-19-380465-4
Click to order directly from the Oxford University Press

THREE AFRICAN SONGS FOR SATB CHOIR (2006)

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 (most requested) Choral titles

African Highlife Mass for SATB Choir, Soloist and Piano (sung in English)
Awa Eshelele Akan Chant for SATB or TTBB Choir 
Chechere! Akan Vocalize for SSAA Choir and Percussion

Chedo Kanamayo
Madinka  Chant 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
Mayingo,
Fang Chant for Mixed Voices
Oluwa l’Oluso Aguntan Mi,
 Yoruba Meditation on Psalm 23 for SATB Choir
      and Organ (Ayodele Arr. Onovwerosuoke)

Om"Oba Ni,
Yoruba Royal Processional for Mixed Voices
     (Ayodele Arr. Onovwerosuoke)
Omome Chiy’o Dedede, Urhobo Initiation Chant for Female/Mixed Voices and Maracas
Otu B’Oma, Igbo Folk Tune for SATB Choir and Percussion
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
Yesu Sore Akan/Fante Spiritual for SATB Choir and Percussion
Yoyoma O! Ijaw/Itsekiri Funereal Chant for Mixed Voices and percussion

Fredomusic Catalogue

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Aud-CD AGCD2081 African Art Music for Flute (Hymes/Hollister) CD Audio (Commercial) Hymes/Hollister 12.97    
Aud-CD AGCD2106 Libera: Marlissa Hudson (soprano) with Peter Henderson (pianist) - Commercial Hudson/Henderson 12.95    
Aud-CD MSR 1242 ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent- Commercial Nyaho, W. C. 14.95    
Aud-CD MSR 1091 SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent- Commercial Nyaho, W. C. 14.95    
BndVoc AMP1234 African Highlife Mass for SATB Choir and Band: Full Band Score Onovwerosuoke, F 45.95    
Choral AMP1235 African Highlife Mass for SATB Choir & Piano: Octavo Score Onovwerosuoke, F 9.95    
Orch AMP1021 Dance Tribute for Orchestra Full Score.. Onovwerosuoke, F 75.00    
VlcPno AMP 1011 Fantasia for Cello and Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 18.00    
VlnPno AMP 1010 Fantasia for Violin and Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 18.00    
FlVlPno AMP1080 Five Sketches Flt/Vln/Pno: Sheet Music Onovwerosuoke, F 45.95    
WndQnt AMP 1007 Four Dances for Wind Quintet Onovwerosuoke, F 98.95    
WndQnt AMP 1006 Four More Dances for Wind Quintet Onovwerosuoke, F 105.95    
Orch AMP1250 Landscapes of Africa: Tone Poem for Flutes & Orchestra - Full Score Onovwerosuoke, F 75.00    
OrcSop AMP1072 Meditation for Darfur for Mezzo-Soprano, Harp, Timp. & String Orchestra -Full Score Onovwerosuoke, F 75.00    
PnoSop AMP1073 Meditation for Darfur for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 24.95    
WndQnt AMP 1005 Rhapsody for Woodwind Quintet Onovwerosuoke, F 48.95    
VlnPno AMP 1012 Six and Half Variations for Violin and Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 38.95    
OboPno AMP 1009 Six Sketches for Oboes and Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 38.95    
Flt AMP1252 Six Variations for Solo Flute Onovwerosuoke, F 26.95    
DuoPno AMP 1013 Sonata for Two Pianos No. 3 Onovwerosuoke, F 48.95    
Choral AMP 4654 Songs of Africa: 22 Pieces for Mixed Voices Onovwerosuoke, F 19.95    
StrQrt AMP 1003 String Quartet No. 1 Onovwerosuoke, F 92.95    
StrQrt AMP 1004 String Quartet No. 2 Onovwerosuoke, F 98.95    
StrQrt AMP 1017 String Quartet No. 3 (manuscript) Onovwerosuoke, F      
Orch AMP103X Suite No. 1 for String Orchestra Full Score (with orchestral parts) Onovwerosuoke, F 175.00    
Orch AMP1048 Suite No. 2 for String Orchestra Full Score (with orchestral parts) Onovwerosuoke, F 175.00    
Orch AMP103Y Suite No. 3 for Orchestra Full Score (with orchestral parts) Onovwerosuoke, F 275.00    
Choral AMP 1015 Three African Songs for SATB Choir Onovwerosuoke, F      
FltPno AMP1099 Three Pieces Flute and Piano Onovwerosuoke, F 38.95    
Flt AMP 1001 Three Pieces for Solo Flute Onovwerosuoke, F 38.95    
WndTri AMP 1008 Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio Onovwerosuoke, F 48.95    
OrcCho AMP1064 Tribute to Great African Composers No.1 Full Score (with orchestral parts) Onovwerosuoke, F 275.00    
Voice AMP1288 Twelve African Songs for Solo Voice and Piano (ISBN: 9781934621288) Onovwerosuoke, F 16.95    
Piano AMP1225 Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms, Vol. I Onovwerosuoke, F 18.00    
Piano AMP1225B Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms, Vol. II Onovwerosuoke, F 18.00    
PnoCD AMP1226 Twenty-Four Studies Vol. I: Sheet Music & Demo CD combo Onovwerosuoke, F 28.95    
Flt AMP 1014 Variations on a Pende Tune for Solo Flute Onovwerosuoke, F 26.95    
Orch AMP1056 Warriors' Dance for Orchestra Full Score Onovwerosuoke, F 26.95    
Orch AMP 1019 Warriors' Dance for String Orchestra Full Score Onovwerosuoke, F 25.00    
Choral AMP 1081 Domenshigbe (for female or mixed voices and piano, with percussion) Onovwerosuoke/Akpovo 2.25    
Aud-CD AGCD1081 Domenshigbe (Track/Accompaniment CD) Onovwerosuoke/Akpovo 25.98    
Aud-CD AGCD1021 Dance Tribute for Orchestra Digitized demo CD Audio.. NHSO Audio Engineers 10.00    
Aud-CD AGCD1064 Great African Composers Digitized demo CD Audio.. NHSO Audio Engineers 19.95    
Aud-CD AGCD2071 Landscapes of Africa: Music for Orchestra Digitized demo CD (Commercial) NHSO Audio Engineers 15.98    
Aud-CD AGCD1072 Meditation for Darfur: Digitized demo CD Audio NHSO Audio Engineers 10.00    
Aud-CD AGCD103X Suite for Strings No 1: Digitized demo CD Audio NHSO Audio Engineers 19.95    
Aud-CD AGCD1048 Suite for Strings No 2: Digitized demo CD Audio NHSO Audio Engineers 19.95    
Aud-CD AGCD1110 Warrior Dances for String Orch. & Percussion Digitized demo CD Audio.. NHSO Audio Engineers 10.00