Wakati njema, African Suite N. 15, First movement: Usiogope (Don't be afraid)

This is the first movement of my African Suite No. 15, Wakati njema.
In Kisuaheli this means "The Best Moment". I chose this title according to the African proverb: "The best moment to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best moment is now." This first movement is called Usiogope - "Don't be afraid".

I wish to express my biggest thanks to i Flautisti - The London Recorder Quartet - Jitka Konečná, Kerstin Kubitschek, Doris Lindner und Anna Mikolajková - who played a brilliant premiere during the Bach Festival in Vienna at the Lutheran City Church on March 16, 2016. The photos you can see here were shot during the rehearsals throughout the day and at the premiere in the church.

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You can order the music sheet Wakati njema HERE.