Kenyan National Anthem (Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu-Oh God of All Creation) for Brass Quintet

Composer
Traditional Arranged by Keith Terrett
Arranger
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Brass quintet
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Croatian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Greek & Cypriot National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Hungarian National Anthem (Himnusz) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Austrian National Anthem (Land der Berge, Land am Strome) for Brass Quintet ''MFAO World National Anthem Series'', La Espero-(The Hope) for Brass Quintet (Anthem of the Esperanto language), New Zealand National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Tokelauan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Norfolk Island National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Australian National & Unofficial Anthem (Advance Australia Fair & Waltzing Matilda for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Turks & Caicos National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Norwegian Royal Anthem (Kangesangen) for Brass Quintet, Montserrat National Anthem for Brass (World National 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Lithuanian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Latvian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), French Polynesian National Anthem (World National Anthem Series), Guadeloupe National Anthem/ "La Marseillaise" (MFAO World National Anthem Series) for Brass Quintet, Martinique National Anthem (World National Anthem Series) for Brass Quintet, Mahoran National Anthem (MFAO World National Anthem Series) for Brass Quintet, New Caledonian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Reunion Island National Anthem for Brass (MFAO World National Anthem Series), St. Pierre-Miquelon National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Wallisian Futunan Islands National Anthem (MFAO World National Anthem Series) for Brass Quintet, Israeli National Anthem for Brass Quintet (Hatikvah) - (World National Anthem Series), Greenlandic National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Faroese National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Italian National Anthem (Mameli Hymn) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Canadian National Anthem (O Canada), for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), French National Anthem (La Marseillaise) for Brass Quintet (National Anthems of the World Series), Japanese National Anthem for Recorder Consort, Japanese National Anthem (Kimiyago - “君が代”) for Brass Quintet , God Save The Queen for Recorder Consort, God Save The Queen for String Orchestra, God Save the Queen (British National Anthem) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Russian Federation National Anthem for String Orchestra, Russian Federation National Anthem (Hymne National de Russe) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), United States of America National Anthem (The Star Spangled Banner) for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Welsh National Anthem for Recorder Consort (Land of my Fathers), 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The National Anthem of the Republic of Kenya arranged for Brass Quintet.

Kenya’s was the first anthem in Africa to be written by a group commissioned by the government. One of the goals of the group was to incorporate traditional Kenyan music in the anthem, the resulting anthem, therefore, has a very African feel to it, a typical example of the “Eastern folk” style of anthem. The melody is actually based on a traditional Kenyan folk song, sung by mothers to their children.

Other criteria the group was charged with to create the anthem was that the tune had to be of the right length and quality, yet possessing the necessary dignity. It also had to lend itself to having words written for it, in both English and Swahili (the official languages of the country). The words had to unify the nation, yet contain the aspirations of the whole country. And the melody had to be able to be performed by a military band, without impairing the original feel of the song. With all those goals in mind, the anthem was ready in time for independence in December, 1963.

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