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It is customary for composers of this century to rely on materials drawn from their cultures for the creation of their works.
Consequently, this researcher follows the path of his predecessors and thus derives elements from the traditional music of his people.
However, this work centres on musical nationalism.
It is a research based Nigerian Art Music Composition featuring three folk songs of Annang/Ibibio people for the flute and piano.
The work attempts to showcase the Nigerian musical culture.
It is an intercultural musical synergy between the Western and African musical elements and instrumental resources.
It aims at preserving these songs through transcription and notation; thereby making them valuable data for future researches and expanding the music repertory for the Western flute and piano with Afro-Western/Afro-American inclination.
Johnson Akpakpan lectures at the Department of Music, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
His research interest is in creative ethnomusicology, deriving elements from traditional Nigerian music for his novel Art Music Compositions.
He has published several articles in academic journals and is a member of Association of Nigerian Musicologists.
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