Grade 2

Duration: 6:18

This show is based on traditional African ceremonial and dance music.  We open with "Ritual" where we hear a solo trumpet in a chant-like call.  This is followed by a big full band fanfare and then the tempo changes with some native drumming.  The rest of the opener is some lively syncopated melodies with some woodwind interludes.  Next, the mood changes with "Ceremonial Prayer", a haunting ballad that can feature an alto sax soloist.  Suddenly, the "Dance Finale" begins with pulsating minor melodic patterns and your percussion section is featured on some traditional African drumming.  There is a brief "Reprise and Finale" that brings the show full circle and builds to an exciting conclusion.  Wow! Talk about visual possibilities!