tres cantos nativos (satb)

Catalog ID: S-68
Translation: three native songs
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Composer: marcos leite (1953-2002)
Author: krao indian chants
Voicing: satb
Accompaniment: percussion
Language: krao
Country: brazil
Other: cd04 best


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Composed in 1982, Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Krao is freely based on melodies sung by the Krao tribe - a group of native Brazilian indians who live in the Xingu river area of the Amazon forest of northwestern Brazil.  The use of percussion instruments is strongly recommended by the composer; the instruments should emphasize and improvise on the rhythms of the chorus.  The meaning of the text is unknown; it was treated by the composer as a group of phonemes.

This piece is recorded on CD-04: One World, Many Voices, Volume 2 and is also available in ssaa voicing (see S-168), and ttbb voicing (please contact publisher for this voicing S-268).

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