Wakyumwa Katambanga (elementary strings)


Title: Wakyumwa Katambanga

Key: D Major

Meter: 2/4

Tempo: Con moto

Genre: folk song

Origin: Kenya, arr. David Gable

Markings: dynamics (mf; f; hairpin cresc.); downbow; repeat; first and second endings

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola/Violin 3; Cello/Bass

Note: Where viola part goes too low for violins, alternate notes are provided. Title means “Early Sunday Morning.” Parallel voicing is imitative of traditional African harmonization.


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