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Caboo (Percussion Quartet)


Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 4
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 6:30
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2017

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    This challenging quartet focuses on frequent interactions of polyrhythms and quintuplets, with a small instrumentation allowing for a variety of programming options.

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4
    Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 6:30

    Percussion 1 (5 graduated Cowbells)
    Percussion 2 (5 Temple Blocks, Whip)
    Percussion 3 (5 graduated Small Drums)
    Percussion 4 (Cajon, 2 Ankle Shakers)

    Program Notes
    Caboo was written in 2006 for the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble (Bob Accurso, Tiffany Nicely, Ted Reinhardt, and Kristen Shiner McGuire). The title refers to the originally intended instruments – cajon and three sets of boobams. It was discovered that the boobam sounds (produced on MalletKATs and TrapKATs at first) did not offer enough variety in timbre to make the voices and polyrhythms speak clearly. Players 1 through 3 were then changed to contrasting timbres of metal, wood, and skin. The five voices within each group reflect the prevalent use of quintuplets and other five-note groupings in this quartet.

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    • Caboo percussion quartet by Kristen Shiner McGuire

      Written for the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble in 2006, Caboo for percussion quartet is performed here by composer Kristen Shiner McGuire (cowbells), Jillian Pritchard Fiandach (small drums), Anthony Calabrese (temple blocks) and Matt Witten (cajon and ankle shakers). KSM Faculty Percussion Recital - Percussive Formations - at Nazareth College Wilmot Hall of Music February 24, 2013
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