Wakati njema, second movement: Siku siyo mbali

This is the second movement of my African Suite No. 15. "Siku siyo mbali" in Kisuaheli means "the day is not far". The melody of this movement was running through my head so consistently, that I later composed an 11-minutes-piece for four pianists about it.

Wakati njema in Kisuaheli 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." I interpret this as wise advice that if you regret not having started something a long time ago, don't complain too long, but instead start it now.

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 this year. The photos you can see here were shot during the rehearsal and the premiere in the church.

You can order the music sheet Wakati njema HERE.