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Piece Title : Perchacareando
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Composer / Arranger : Passeggi, Carlos
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Carlos Passeggi was born in Santiago de Chile and now resides in Argentina.  He started making music in a children`s choir in  San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, at the age of 7 and started studying percussion at 13 in Santa Fe, where he did 5-years training in Music at the “Liceo Municipal de Musica”. In 1997 he graduated from the “Instituto Superior de Musica de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral” in Santa Fe with the degree of National Professor of Music in the field of Harmony and Counterpoint.

His musical experiences have been mainly as a drummer, percussionist, technical recording composer and has quite recently started daring to sing!

Among the most important musical endevours he can mention: PSYCHO 1992/98, with two CDs released in all Latin America and USA, he worked on several tours of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay. RIO since 2006, 2 CDs and several presentations. LOS MACKAY since 2006 2 CDs and a joint musical work, together with the Malambo Argentino Ballet of a 51 performance-tour on stages of Portugal and Spain in 2008. TENGO pa`l TRUCO (argentine music) since 2008, 1 CD that we started performing in 2010.

Since 2001 the publishing house Dutch Music Partners, has published more than 20 of his compositions for ensembles or percussion soloists. The same editorial company published in 2004 "Different Paths", a CD with 14 of my compositions for percussion, somehow representing some of the many musical genres that interest him, such as folklore and Argentine Tango, jazz, classical and contemporary music to electronic music and in 2011 “Touched-Tocado” an new CD with 12 percussion pieces and an interactive video of my work “Wake up MOMO!!” .

He have been a drum teacher  in the "Liceo de Musica de Santa Fe" from1988 to 1997, and is a teacher at the "Conservatory of Music Aldo Quadraccia" of Lincoln, in the province of Buenos Aires since 1997. In 2004 he started, together with students, the "Ensamble de Percusion del Conservatorio Aldo Quadraccia".

Some of his compositions have been performed on demand, premiered and/or performed by Tristan Taboada and his Duo "LA CAJA" (Colon Theatre Orchestra), Martín Vicente (percussion soloist), " Ensamble de Percusion de la Fundacion Cultural Patagonia", "Villavicencio Duo", “Ensamble de Percusion del Conservatorio Aldo quadraccia", Leon Camp (percussionist and ensemble conductor, from The Netherlands), "Percussion Ensemble Kempenbloei”, from Achel Belgium, "Mallett and Percussion Ensemble St. Caecilia”, from Hoogland and other ensembles and soloists from Holland, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Chile and The United States. In addition he has composed, recorded and produced songs, Chamber music, commercials and music for TV and Radio, music for electroacoustic media and soundtracks for films as well as theatre music.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bells / Snare Drum
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Written for / Commissioned by : Carlos Passeggi
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Publisher :Dutch Music Partners
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DMP publishes sheet music composed by several international composers like Daniel McCloud, Matt Ownby, Carlos Passeggi, Michael Pagan, Doug Walter etc. They all write outstanding music for keyboard-soloists and small/large ensembles

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Perchacareando is a musical piece based on a type of argentine folk dance called "Chacarera. This dance as well as the "Zamba" and the "Gato" -others typical dances- share the same type of rhythmical construction, despite their differences in structure and other characteristics.

Their similarity in construction is due to de juxtaposition of different metrics: 6/8 and 3/4. Some instruments goes in 6/8- generally de voice or the melodic parts- and some others goes in 3/4, such the guitar basses and the head of the "bombo leguero". The "bombo leguero" is THE rhythmical instrument of argentine folk music.

Its construction is very simple. Its like a 16" or 18" drum, similar to a floor tom. The good "bombo leguero" are made from the gutted trumk of an "ombu"- typical argentine tree. Their heads are made of cow-hide and it has wooden rims. The bombo leguero has a very dark and sustained sound, without high or medium overtones. The best way to replace it, if it were necessary, woul be using a floor tom with a towel over the head. However this other sound tends to have more attack, but it would work pretty well. In fact, many actual argentine groups use this other alternative.

"Perchacareando" is not a "chacarera"; it is in fact an "Aire de Chacarera" (a chacarera air), which could be a musical piece only reminiscent of that traditional dance. "Perchacareando" keeps the chacareras rhythmical richness so typical of the mixture of Spanish and Argentine indigenous cultures. Although the score is written in 3/4 for sake of simplicity, it keeps all the same character of 6/8 through its natural accentuations.

Extra Performance Notes: Marimba player requires 4 mallets.

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