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Roger C. Vogel: Things Fall Apart / Odekhirn Amaize, voice & narration; Todd Mueller, percussion; Martha Thomas, piano; Angela Jones-Reus, flute

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>Vogel, Roger : Things Fall Apart, for narrator, flute & percussion
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Things Fall Apart, a work for voice/narration and small ensemble, is based on the landmark novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of Okonkwo, a village leader, who through a series of unfortunate events and the coming of Europeans, ultimately takes his own life. Things Fall Apart was written in 2011 and was commissioned by Odekhiren Amaize, who gave the world premiere performance with the musicians on this recording. Composer Roger Vogel has more than 140 compositions to his credit. He is on the faculty at the University of Georgia. He has received awards and prizes from the Roger Wagner Choral Composition Competition and the Delius Composition Competition, among others. Nigerian-American Odekhiren Amaize has studied voice at the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. His other professional teaching and research interests include promotion and marketing of the arts, arts management and creative advertising through literature. He is on the faculty at Zayed University in Dubai. His recordings appear on the Musicians Showcase and MSR Classics labels.

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Recording information: Ramsey Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Center at th (2012-08-21&2012-08-23_2012-).


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>Vogel, Roger : Things Fall Apart, for narrator, flute & percussion
  • Performers: Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone); Angela Jones (Flute); Todd Mueller (Percussion)
  • Notes: Ramsey Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Center at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (2012-08-21&2012-08-23_2012-)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary