Digital Sheet Music - Carillon (Melodies for Kinyaa'aanii and Arrangements)
2 Melodies for Kinyaa’áanii (2021) & Carillon Arrangements from The Navajo Piano
Commissioned by Tiffany Ng
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Includes 2 Booklets:
2 Melodies for Kinyaa’áanii (2021)
Carillon Arrangements from The Navajo Piano (Preludes 1-3 and Vocable No. 8)
NOTES for 2 Melodies for Kinyaa’áanii (2021) :
Kinyaa'áanii is the name of one of the original four clans of the Diné (Navajo). The English translation for Kinyaa'áanii is “Towering House.” There are several stories of how the Towering House Clan received its name, but one can draw an interesting parallel between the translation of “Kinyaa'áanii” and the carillon.
The Diné identify themselves through the clan system, and each person has four clans: their mother’s clan, their father’s clan, their maternal grandfather’s clan, and their paternal grandfather’s clan. The composer’s second clan is Kinyaa'áanii, which inspired these two pieces for carillon.
Generally, when traditional Diné songs are performed in succession, they start on the same note that was established in the first song. Following this tradition, both of these pieces are written in G Major. They can be performed individually, or as a pair. The pieces employ recurring motives taken from traditional Diné chants and songs. The Diné believe in the curative power of music, and the carillon presents the unique opportunity for the restorative sounds to reach the community surrounding the instrument.
These pieces were premiered by Tiffany Ng at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Carillon on January 29, 2022.
NOTES for Carillon Arrangements from The Navajo Piano:
Originally composed for solo piano in 2014, these four pieces from The Navajo Piano have now been arranged for carillon.
The 3 Navajo Preludes and Vocable No. 8 are based on the melodies of four songs from the Diné (Navajo) Enemy Way Ceremony. This ceremony holds a curative purpose, with the traditional songs serving as a significant part of the healing process. These pieces add harmony to the melodies, an element that was not originally used in traditional Diné music. Each piece opens with the same musical fragment or motive, one that is found in a variety of Diné songs.
Generally, when traditional Diné songs are performed in succession, they start on the same note that was established in the first song. Following this tradition, the Navajo Preludes are written in the same key. They can be performed individually, or as a set.
To provide greater compatibility with a variety of carillons, Navajo Prelude No. 3 includes an alternate version in C Major.
File Type: PDF
File Size: 891 KB
Pages: 14 + Front Covers, Title Pages, Back Covers for each booklet (24 pages total)