CORES NORTE/SUL

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Piece Title : Cores Norte/Sul
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Souza, Ricardo
Composer / Arranger Details: Ricardo A. Coelho de Souza was born in Belém, Brazil. He started his musical studies at the age of six playing the piano. In 1988, he was selected as one of nine percussionists to study in the newly founded percussion program at the Carlos Gomes Conservatory. After receiving a performer’s certificate from that institution, Ricardo was invited to pursue his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full-time scholarship. His composition studies began in Missouri under the supervision of John Cheetham and Thomas McKenney. In 1999, Ricardo was one of the winners of the 47th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Competition with his piano solo Evocação. After graduating with a Master’s degree in performance, he moved to Oklahoma where he earned his D.M.A. at the University of Oklahoma in 2006. He studied percussion with Richard Gipson and composition with Kenneth Fuchs and Marvin Lamb. In Oklahoma, Ricardo was awarded the Ronald J. Dyer Award in percussion, the Michael Hennagin Memorial Scholarship in composition, the Sutton Award in chamber music, and the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Award for meritorious scholarship and musical performance achievements. Ricardo has been featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Texas Christian University Latin American Arts Festival, and The International Music Festival of Pará. He has been commissioned to write works for the TCU Percussion Ensemble and the OU Percussion Orchestra. Ricardo is actively engaged in composing and playing with orchestras, bands, chamber ensembles, and popular music groups. He is a visiting instructor in world music and percussion at the University of Oklahoma.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Auto Spring / Bell Tree / Bongos (Set of) / Caixas / Chimes / China Cymbal (x2) / Concert Bass Drum / Conga / Cow Bell (x2) / Crotales (Set of) / Finger Cymbals / Flexitone / Floor Tom / Glass Bottle (x2) / Glockenspiel / Guiro (x3) / Hi-Hats / Key Chimes / Kick Bass Drum / Lion`s Roar (x2) / Mark Tree / ratchet (x2) / Repiques / Sandpaper Blocks / Sizzle Cymbal / Slap Stick / Sleigh Bells / Splash Cymbal / Tam-Tam (x2) / Triangle (x2) / water gong / Whistle / Wood Block (x4) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : OU Percussion Orchestra, directed by Dr. Lance Drege
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Publisher :OU Percussion Press
Publishers Website :www.oupercussionpress.com
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In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble.  The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium.  The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today`s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

     In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world`s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press` catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :Pennies are needed to prepare the vibraphone. Paperclips are needed to prepare the glockenspiel.
Sheet Music Available From :www.oupercussionpress.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

This two-movement work paints a sonic landscape filled with exotic timbres and evocative sonorities. The first movement uses extended techniques throughout the ensemble in order to create an ethereal atmosphere. The second movement juxtaposes rhythmic ostinati in the keyboards against a driving groove in the percussion section. Cores Norte/Sul is a fun and challenging piece that is sure to delight audiences and performers alike.

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