Christopher Ducasse

Lakay - Computer

2016
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*Computer Generated Sound
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String, Woodwind & Percussion

The title "Lakay" is a Haitian Creole title and translates to "Home" in English.
Being a native Haitian who has spent a lot of year away from my home country, this piece is away to express some thoughts and feelings of longing for your home sweet home. Lakay isn't a sad piece, on the contrary, it is pretty excited and full of energy, which is a representation of the Haitian culture, always strong, always looking at the bright side, and Happily move forward in life while honoring and remembering our past.

This composition is based on a Haitian Rhythm called "Yanvalou". Yanvalou is a Rhythm and Dance of Haiti, named after its associated movements. Yanvalou is one of the most important rhythms in Haitian folklore, it is sometimes linked to "Knowledge", "Patience", "Strength" and "Healing". Usually played on Three different congas named "Manman (mother)", "Segon (second)" and "Kata" the latter being always played owith sticks on the body of a conga. I used one conga in toplay a combination of the "manman" and segon" rhythm and two bongos with sticks for a variation of the "Kata". The beat of the rhythm of Yanvalou is a combination of Triple-Duple time (1-2-3 |1 2) in this composition with 3 eighth-notes forming the triple and 2 dotted eighth-notes (or eighth-notes Duplet) for the duple.


Instrumentation

1 Flute - 1 Oboe - 1 Clarinet - 1 Bassoon

2 Violins - Viola - Cello - Bass

1 Congas - Bongos - Maracas

Haydn Trio no. 39 in G major hob. 25

Haydn Trio no. 39 in G major hob. 25

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Wedding Day at Troldhauen, Op 65 No 6 - Edvard Grieg

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Theresa Nier (Soprano) & Christopher Ducasse (Baritone) - Junior Recital

Theresa Nier (Soprano) & Christopher Ducasse (Baritone) - Junior Recital

Christopher Ducasse, Baritone | Theresa Nier, Soprano | Dr. Diana Shapiro, Piano

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Requiem in D minor Op. 48 - Gabriel Faure

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Silver Lake Chorale | Concert Choir | Capitol Civic Center Community Choir

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"Brazileira" from Scaramouche for Two Pianos by Darius Milhaud

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Hanna Stolper, Piano | Christopher Ducasse, Piano

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Christopher Ducasse

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