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Piece Title : Caxixando
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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 :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Ethnic Percussion Solo
Instrumentation : Caxixi (x2)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Dedicated to Vanildo Monteiro
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
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Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 /  2012
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Caxixando is a short solo for a pair of caxixis, which are instruments typical of northeast Brazil. The caxixi is most often used as a single shaker. The player holds it in his right hand along with a stick used to play the berimbau (an Afro-Brazilian instrument). The combined sound of the berimbau and the caxixi is characteristic of the popular capoeira, a martial art disguised as a dance that was developed by African slaves during the colonial period in Brazil. In Caxixando, I have tried to explore the expressive qualities of these simple baskets filled with seeds, which require a sophisticated playing technique. The title is a respelling of the word coshishando, which refers to a whispering type of conversation usually associated with gossip. Caxixando is dedicated to my friend Vanildo Monteiro.

Detailed notation legends, instructions, and photos are included in the score for clarification.

- Notes by the composer

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