african idyll for hike (2009) flute, 2 guitars, percussion, bass guitar & piano, SR107

Composer: Surendran Reddy
Work title: african idyll for hike
Instrumentation: flute, guitar, percussion and piano
Work No.: SR107
Composition date: 2009


This gentle, dancey piece was written right at the end of Reddy's life, and he also used it as the opening and closing movements of a mass he was busy writing when he died. It is written in 12/16 time and has a rhythmic buoyancy and flexibility derived from Shona (Zimbabwean) mbira music.