The hymns of Ntsikana Gaba compressed into 50 seconds for piano, as a 50th birthday offering to Daniel Matej (2013)

for solo piano

Requested by the Friends of Daniel Matej
CD recording by Ivan Siller (forthcoming)
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Duration: 0'50"

Première

First performance: Wednesday 10 September 2014; Slovakia; Ivan Siller pianoperformance details.

Programme note

The hymns of Ntsikana Gaba compressed into 50 seconds for piano as a 50th birthday offering to Daniel Matej was one of 50 pieces requested by Daniel Matej’s colleagues for a piano recital to mark his 50th birthday in 2013. It compresses, into 50 seconds, the four extant hymns of the Xhosa composer Ntsikana Gaba, the first known indigenous composer in South Africa.