Fred Onovwerosuoke, composer

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Orchestral Works:
Caprice for Piano & Orchestra Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra Commissioned by Coro Allegro of Boston, MA for pianist Darryl Hollister (Performance Time: 15 minutes)
Instrumentation: (2 Trumpets, 4 Timpani-player and Strings VI-CB)

The Gathering - an Overture (Performance Time: 7 minutes) Instrumentation: (Single WWs/Hn/Perc/Strings VI-CB)

Pennies for the Boatman Suite (Soundtrack for the Motion Picture, "Pennies for the Boatman") (Winner, "Best Film Script," 2012 Madrid International Film Festival) (Performance Time: 52 minutes) Instrumentation: (Single WW/electric bass/piano/synthesizer/Strings VI-CB)

Suite No. 4 for Orchestra (Performance Time: 22 minutes) Instrumentation: 3,2,2,2/ 2,2,2,1/ Timp., 2 Perc/ Strings VI-CB)

Tribute to Great African Composers for Orchestra, Mezzo Soprano and SATB Choir (Recipient of the 2009 American Music Center Award) Licensing: AMP, ASCAP/Performance
Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Instrumentation: 2,2,2,2/ 2,2,2,2/ Timp., 3Perc./Str. VI to CB

Suite No. 3 for Orchestra Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available) Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP (Performance Time: 18 minutes) Instrumentation: Chamber orchestra (3,2,2,2/ 2,2,3,1/
Timp., 3 Perc./ Strings VI-CB)


Suite No. 2 for String Orchestra Audio Rendition: The New Horizons Studio Orchestra (MIDI/CD Audio available) Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP (Performance Time: 15 minutes) Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB


Meditation for Darfur for String Orchestra, Percussion, Harp, Mezzo-Soprano & Treble Choir Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ 7Timpani (1 0r 2pl)/Harp Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing: AMP/ASCAP (Performance Time: 8 minutes)  

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: Solo Sop, Picc, Alt Flts, /2,2,2,2/ 4,4,2,2/
/Timp., 4Perc/ 2Hrp/ Strs. VI to CB
Performance Time: 15 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Warriors Dance for Orchestra
(Fanfare for Orchestra)
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing:
ASCAP Title Code  361755335
Instrumentation: 3,2,2,2/ 4,4,2,2/ Timp., 3Perc /Str. VI to CB
(Performance Time: 5:10 minutes)

Warriors Dance for String Orchestra 
(Fanfare for Strings & Percussion)
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing:
ASCAP Title Code  361755335
Audio Rendition: Midi MP3/CD Audio available)
Instrumentation: Strings VI to CB/ Timp.(2 pl)
(Performance Time: 4:10 minutes)

Dance Tribute for Orchestra 
with Piano Obbligato
Availability: Score and parts rental/Licensing:
(Performance Time: 4.10minutes)
Instrumentation: 2,2,2,2/ 2,2,2,2/ Timp., 2Perc/ Str. VI to CB





Band:
 3 African Folk Dances for School Band 
Commissioned by the Arts & Education-Maritz Grant for the lovely and talented students at Ferguson Middle School Band
Instrumentation: 3Fl/Pcc, 3Cl, 3 Sx, 3Tpt, 2Tbn, 2Tba/Euph, 1Tmp, 4Perc. Performance Time: 12 minutes
Audio: Live concert recording available
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

African Fanfare for Band 
Instrumentation: 4Fl/Pcc, 4Cl, 3 Sx, 2Hn, 2Tpt, 2Tbn, 2Tba, 1Tmp, 4Perc, 1Cbass. Performance Time: 5:10 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Three Rhythmic Sketches for Band
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic/Marching Band
Performance Time:  15 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Highlife Mass Suite for Band
Kyrie | Gloria | Acclamation | Credo | Sanctus | Agnus Dei
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic Band
Performance Time: 25 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Sahelian Jam for Band
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic/Marching Band
Performance Time: 8 minutes/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

African Folk Dances  for Band, Nos. 1-4
Instrumentation: Concert/Symphonic Band
Performance Time: 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 6 minutes, 5 minutes, resp. Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
 


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String Quartets:
Fantasia for String Quartet 
Instrumentation:: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vcc
Performance Time:: 8 minutes
Licensing:: Manuscript

String Quartet No. 3
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 19:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 2 
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 15:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

String Quartet No. 1 
Instrumentation: 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc
Performance Time: 14:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
 
Misc. Quartets, Quintets and Misc Chamber works:

Four More Dances for Wind Quintet 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 15:00 minutes

Four Dances for Wind Quintet 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 12:00 minutes

Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet No. 2 ("Malaika") 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 6:00 minutes

Rhapsodies for Wind Quintet No. 3 ('Healing Dances) 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio: Commercially released CD by IMI Chamber Players on Amazon, other stores 
Performance Time: 7:00 minutes

Serenade for Flutes  
Commissioned by Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish for the Stewart Music Society of Florida. Instrumentation: 5 Flutes of 2 flutes alternating on piccolo, 1 on Alto & Soprano, 1 Alto and 1 Bass Flute 
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio Rendition: MIDI / Performance Time: 13:00 minutes

Nubian Dances Nos. 3 & 4
Instrumentation: Mixed wind, brass, strings and piano
Performance Time: 14:00 minutes
Licensing:  Manuscript

Nubian Dances No. 2 ("Argungu")
(Commissioned by the British Commonwealth Festival in Malta) 
Instrumentation: Flute, 3 Clarinets, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Djembe drum, Harp, String Quartet of 2 Vlns, Vla and Cello
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing:  AMP/ASCAP
Performance Time: 4:00 minutes

Nubian Dances No. 1
(Commissioned by Chicago State 
University for MAVerick Ensemble)
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet,  Violin, Cello and Piano
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing:  AMP
Performance Time: 7:00 minutes




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

Four Caprices for Woodwind Trio 
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe & Clarinet
Availability: Score and parts/Licensing: ASCAP/AMP
Audio Rendition: Midi MP3 available
Performance Time: 18:00 minutes

Duos:
Six Sketches for Oboes and Piano 
Instrumentation: Cor Anglais, Oboe and Oboe d'Amore with piano 
Audio: (MP3 of live concert recording available)
Performance Time: 16:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP 

Fantasia for Violin and Piano 
(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 
Audio Rendition: (MP3/MIDI audio available)
Performance Time: approx 5:00 minutes
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Six and Half Variations for Violin and Piano Audio: MP3 of live concert recording available Performance Time: 10:00 minutes Licensing: ASCAP

Sonata for Two Pianos No. 3 Commissioned for William C. Nyaho for the NYAHO/GARCIA DUO Instrumentation: Two pianos Audio: MP3 of live concert recording available Performance Time: 18:00 minutes Licensing: ASCAP Title Code: 496787234

Sonata for Two Pianos No. 2 Instrumentation: Two pianos Audio Rendition: (MIDI audio available) Performance Time: 16:30 minutes

Sonata for Two Pianos No. 1 Instrumentation: Two pianos Audio Rendition: (MIDI audio available) Performance Time: 15 minutes

Three Pieces for Flute and Piano 
Availability: Sheet music and parts
Audio Rendition: Recorded on the CD African Art Music for Flute 
by flutist Wendy Hymes and pianist Darry Hollister
(Performance Time: 12 minutes)
Licensing: ASCAP/AMP

Landscapes of Africa: A Tone Poem
for Soprano Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo and Piano
(Piano reduction of the original orchestra score)
Performance Time: 12 minutes
Licensing: Manuscript 

Meditation for Darfur 
for Mezzo-soprano and Piano 
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 432460698
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)


Twelve  African Songs for Solo Voice and Piano
Duration:  40 minutes, approx.
Duration: 


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Piano Solos:


The Triptych Piano Suite
A solo piano rendition of the original work
for orchestra and mixed voices.
Duration: 32 mins, approx.


Five Kaleidoscopes for Piano
Commissioned for Rebeca Omordia
Audio: Live concert recording of selections
Licensing: AMP/ASCAP
Duration: 18 mins, approx.

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 2
Audio Rendition: Available on the CD, "Peter Henderson,"
AMP Records AGCD2504
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-26-4

Twenty-Four Studies in African Rhythms - Vol. 1
Audio Rendition: Recorded on the CD, "Peter Henderson,"
​AMP Records AGCD2504
ISBN-13: 978-1-934621-26-4
Licensing: ASCAP Title Code 361755337
ISBN 978-1-934621-22-6 (MOST REQUESTED TITLE!) 
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Other Solo Works:

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


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Choral Works:
Haille Mamman (Supreme Motherhood) 
Pan-African song for Mixed Voices, bass guitar (or acoustic bass) and percussion Also available in SSAA and TTBB versions
(Performance Time: 8 minutes)

Yenu Bene (All things to You) 
ki-Kaounde song for Upper Voices and percussion
Also available with approximate lyrics
(Original ki-Kaounde melody and text by Karen Raborn)
(Performance Time: 4 minutes)

Afro Caribbean Mass 
for SATB Choir, Soloist and Pop-Band 
Availability: Vocal score with piano accompaniment 
(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

Songs of Africa: 22 pieces for mixed voices 
Availability: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-380465-4
ISBN-10: 0-19-380465-4
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Three African Songs for SATB Choir 
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 sheet music 

(most requested choral titles not included 
in the collections by Oxford University Press)
Chechere! Akan Vocalize 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
Oluwa l’Oluso Aguntan Mi,  Yoruba Meditation on Psalm 23 for SATB Choir       and Organ (Ayodele Arr. Onovwerosuoke)
Omome Chiy’o Dedede, Urhobo Initiation Chant for Female/Mixed Voices and Maracas. 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
Yoyoma O! Ijaw/Itsekiri Funereal Chant for Mixed Voices and percussion


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