CADANCE FOR TWO

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Piece Title : Cadance for Two
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Composer / Arranger : Pape, Andy
Composer / Arranger Details:

Andy Pape was born in 1955 in California but moved to Denmark in 1971. After studies at the University of Copenhagen (1975-77) Andy Pape studied composition at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he received his diploma in composition in 1985.

Andy Pape's music is inspired by many different musical sources such as avant-garde, performance theatre, jazz and even rock music.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Drumset Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Hi-Hats (x2) / Kick Bass Drum (x2)
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Written for / Commissioned by : Safri Duo, Denmark
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Maraca2 Percussion Duo, UK (Live)
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Publisher :Edition Samfundet Denmark
Publishers Website :www.samfundet.dk
Publisher Details :

Since its foundation, Edition SAMFUNDET has developed into one of the leading Danish publishers. SAMFUNDET showcases one of the weightiest catalogues of solo, chamber and orchestral music.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1989 / 
Duration :10Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.pmeurope.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

CaDance (ka-dans) is an intentional misspelling of the term "cadence", meaning the drum ostinato which accompanies a marching band. Here, the two drummers have ostinatos of different lengths (50 and 49 eighth notes respectively) and are constantly changing phase with respect to each other. Each of the drummers are also playing in two different meters (4/8+5/8 and 3/8+7/8) so it is up to the listener to determine what (if any) the meter is and where (if any) the downbeat is.

Towards the end of the piece (second line of "O"), the players are directed to play on their thighs. At first it will sound as if the pulse has disappeared, instead of actually being muted.

A practical rehearsal technique could be to play from one synchronization mark to the next to ensure that there is no phasing, and that both percussionists are repeating correctly. It will be noticed that the most complicated staff (staff "M") is identical with all other lines with certain deletions. If this line is learned by heart, the rest of the piece will be much easier to play. As each percussionist has to count repetitions and swing with the other, there is no time to read notes.

The two percussionists are to play this piece standing up. This requires a very precise positioning of the drums. Basically, the main problem lies in the positioning of the two foot-pedal instruments (high hat and bass drum). The high hat is placed (as usual) in front of the percussionist and is operated with the toe of the left foot. The bass drum is placed behind the percussionist, and is operated with the heel of the right foot. This technique needs a little practicing, and some sturdy leg muscles, but provides a percussional ballet as well as a very intensive performance.

Best performance set up is with the two percussionists facing each other, with the bass drums slightly diagonally towards the audience. The tuned toms are tuned high to low with tom-1 as the highest and tom-4 the lowest.

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Posted By : TimoPalm    Date Posted: 02 September 2007 08:43:00 PM
Fantastic energetic piece!
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