dwijavanthi (satb)

Catalog ID: S-337
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Composer: ethan sperry
Voicing: satb
Accompaniment: a cappella
Country: india
Series: global rhythms choral series
Other: new for 2010, GRCS


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This arrangement asks the choir to use their voices to simulate all the elements of a small Indian ensemble.  Some voices use harmonic overtone singing (notated as "R") to simulate the droning of the shruti box.  Others use vocables like "dng" and "k" to imitate the sounds of Indian drums like tabla with their voices.  Other syllables used in this piece such as "Ta-na-na" and "Ta-ki-ta" are NOT purely nonsense syllables like "doo-doo-doo."  These syllables are taken from a rhythmic solfege language used by musicians in India called sollokattu.

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