Atiri irawo Ogo
Idunnu si ti kun Aye
Ayo, Ayo, ayo, ayo ni la’ye
The Book Art for the Order of Mass by Obioha Ogbonna is finally out
Release date “*31st January, 2018*”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)About the Order of Mass Compilation by Obioha Ogbonna
Q1. Is it Soft Copy or Hard Copy or Both?
A1. It is *Soft Copy*, Links will be provided for download, if you want hard copy, kindly download and print.
Q2 How much?
A2 It is *Absolutely Free*
Q3. What is the Compilation Album about?
A3. The Order of Mass is a compilation album which includes songs composed for the Part of Mass in the Catholic church.
Q4 Why is there no Creed or Gloria?
A4 No particular reason, this is the first volume they might be included in other volumes.
Q5 Who is Obioha Ogbonna?
Obioha Victor Ogbonna a.k.a Leonatus is an African composer and graduate of Petroleum and Gas Engineering from the University of Lagos.
You can read more about him from https://www.africancomposers.com/obioha-ogbonna
Q6. Is it staff or solfa ?
A6 There are 2 types of scores available,
1. Vocal Score with Tonic Solfa
2. Complete score with percussion
Some scores have 1,or both of the available types mentioned above.
Less than 4 weeks to the release of the Order of Mass(O.O.M) Compilation by Obioha Ogbonna
Here is the song list
O.O.M I – Holy Holy Holy(Sanctus in English Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2015)
O.O.M II – Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus (Sanctus in Latin Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2015)
O.O.M III – Lord Have Mercy(Kyrie in English Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2016)
O.O.M IV – Agnus Dei (Agnus Dei in Latin Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2018)
O.O.M V – Nwaturu Nke Chukwu (Agnus Dei in Igbo Language) – Martins Asogwa, Obioha Ogbonna and Victus Eze (2018)
O.O.M VI – Kyrie(Kyrie in Latin Language)- Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
O.O.M VII – Mai Tsarki(Sanctus in Hausa Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
O.O.M VIII – Mimo 3x(Sanctus in Yoruba Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
O.O.M IX – Odo Aguntan(Agnus Dei in Yoruba Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
O.O.M X – Orovwori Naruedon R’avware(Kyrie in Urhobo Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
Oluwa Mee Ebere (Kyrie in Igbo and Yoruba Language)- Charles Onwubuya(2015)
Holy Holy Holy (Sanctus in English) – Ehimanre Asuelinmen(2015)
Lamb of God (Agnus Dei in English) – Charles Onwubuya(2016)
Agnus Dei (Agnus Dei in Latin) – Ehimanre Asuelinmen (2016)
O.O.M XIV – Sigapa Pagunugba Kai(Kyrie in Gade Language) – Obioha Ogbonna(2017)
Yoruba Liturgical Music is becoming more beautiful over the years and in 2017 due to the Forum of Liturgical Music(F.I.L.M) Held in Owerri there have emerged more beautiful and brilliant songs especially in the Parts of Mass namely:
- Sanctus (Mimo) and
- Agnus Dei (Odo Aguntan)
Below are the Top 3 Composed this year in and out of the competition in no particular Order. It is arranged by Composer
Emre & Victus
Now Ehimanre Asuelinmen and Victus Eze are two brilliant musicians from the University of Lagos, they are arguably the best composing collaborators of 2017 having 5 songs between them this year alone. Which Include;
2. Odo Aguntan
3. Kaabo (With Banjo Adeboye)
Mimo and Odo Aguntan (Emre and Victus)
The Mimo was Composed in Majorly Afro beat pattern with a Solemn intro, It was first Performed by Unilag in the 2017 FILM
This Kind of Music can elevate any mass and put the congregation in high spirits, which is good for the Mass.
The Odo Aguntan was composed in the Traditional Ibadan Bata style in the minor mode which gives it a majestic grace coupled with unresolved picardi thirds which portray a tingling feeling of emptiness required to put you in the right mood for penitence.
This composer is arguably the most intriguing this year with beautiful songs which include;
2. Abu Umu Zayon
4. Chekwube (With Dr. John Ezomo)
Mimo and Odo Aguntan (Charles Onwubuya)
The Mimo and Odo Aguntan Composed by Charles are mainly of Ibadan Bata Style with a feeling of modern Yoruba Contemporary music. Best sung in Local Yoruba Loose Lipped style of singing to give it more flavour.
A young and largely unknown composer, with a couple of beautiful songs this year. Which Include;
- Keresimesi Ti De ( With Banjo Adeboye)
- Ruhumai Eucharisti
- Haleluya (Him don bless me)
He has an Adept Usage in counterpoint movement and techniques coupled with his ability to use choral harmony to bring out the best of the melodic lines which are sometimes called “Melodious Harmonies”.
Mimo and Odo Aguntan (Obioha Ogbonna)
The Mimo is purely afro beat style with a little feeling of Sunny Ade, the ostinato under the solo line is another attest to his understanding of Counterpoints and it takes the meaning of Sanctus to a whole other level.
The Odo Aguntan is of the Ibadan Afro-beat style a soulful melody and a beautiful harmony.
He uses both the Major and Minor scale in the song and links them brilliantly with Scale bridges.
Now you have some music to spice up your Yoruba Collection. Don’t Enjoy Alone
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