Classical Music from Africa and the African Diaspora

Use the recordings below to help you learn the music in Violin Volume 1!

Audio Recordings

You can stream an audio example of violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing each piece, accompanied by Matthew Hagle on piano. There are also tracks of each piece featuring the piano alone, giving students the opportunity to play along with the accompaniment.

Piano and Violin

Piano Only

Video Recordings

These videos, featuring violinists Adé Williams and Clayton Penrose-Whitmore with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya, will inspire students as they see and hear talented young artists playing this music onstage. You can watch these by clicking a video below, or you can watch the playlist on YouTube.

MBC Violin 1-1, Ogungbe – “Feeling the Pulse” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-2, Sancho – “Les Contes Des Fées” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-3, Sancho – “Le Vieux Garçon” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-4, Sancho – “Minuet 15” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-5, Sadoh – “Iya Ni Wura Iyebiye” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-6, Gotay – “La Puertorriqueã: Reverie” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-7, Sancho – “Just So in the North” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-8, Kafui – “Mele Sue” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-9, Sancho – “Dutchess of Devonshire’s Reel” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-10, Wiggins – “The Boy with the Axels in His Hands” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-11, Sancho – “Marianne’s Reel” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-12, Weston – “The Birthday Party Waltz” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-13, Kafui – “Mele Ekpom” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-14, Gutiérrez – “La Despedida” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-15, Martin – “Had I Never Known Thee” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-16, Saint-Georges – “Theme from Sonata No. 4 for Two Violins” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-17, Gonzaga – “Balada” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-18, White – “Tuxedo” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-19, Roldán – “Canción de Cuna Del Niño Negro” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-20, Barès – “Grande Polka des Chasseurs à Pied de la Louisiane” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-21, Joplin – “The Entertainer” (PIANO)

MBC Violin 1-22, Cook – “Chocolate Drops” (PIANO)

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