Christopher Ducasse

Eritaj - Computer

2021
N/A
*Computer Generated Sound
N/A

Full Orchestra

The title, "Eritaj" is a Haitian Creole title and translates to "Heritage" in English. This composition is based on different Haitian Rhythms such as "Congo Lwés" and "Raboday". The idea behind that composition is embracing and merging two different genres of music that I grew up with; Being a native Haitian and studying classical music. Using the traditional rhythms and style of Haitian music merged with Western classical style of composition, this piece is a representation of what I considered my Heritage in the world in music; the music that I can say I was born with, and the music that I have studied. Haitian Rhythms, mostly passed by oral tradition from mentors to apprentice drummers, use a lot of different sounds on a conga, which are impossible to notate clearly on the one or two staves line system used by classical percussionists. I included a custom notation sheet for the conga parts. Based on Haitian sound but with classical notation that will help express the sound and soul of the rhythms.


Instrumentation


1 Piccolo -2 Flutes - 2 Oboes - 2 Clarinets in B-Flat - 2 Bassoons

4 Horns in F - 2 Trumpets in B-Flat - 2 Trombones - 1 Bass Trombone - 1 Tuba

Timpani - Bass Drum - Cymbals - Large Gong - Claves - Ogan - Bongos - 2 Congas (2 players) 

Piano

1st Violins - 2nd Violins - Violas - Cellos - Contrabasses

Koze Dantan - University of Dayton Orchestra

Koze Dantan - University of Dayton Orchestra

University of Dayton Orchestra

May, 2021

O Nata Lux - Computer

O Nata Lux - Computer

*Computer Generated Sound

2021

Lakay - Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra

Lakay - Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra

Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra

April 19, 2021

Eritaj - NVYO

Eritaj - NVYO

Northern Valley Youth Orchestra Symphony

March 14, 2021

Tantum Ergo - Computer

Tantum Ergo - Computer

*Computer Generated Sound

2021

O Eternal Beauty - Computer

O Eternal Beauty - Computer

* Choir Computer Generated
Hanna Stolper, piano

2021

Ballade to the moon - Daniel Elder

Ballade to the moon - Daniel Elder

Silver Lake Choral

May 25, 2020

Lakay - Concordia

Lakay - Concordia

The Concordia Orchestra

2020

Destinée - ABQ

Destinée - ABQ

N/A

January 12, 2020

Koze Dantan - Vibrayiti

Koze Dantan - Vibrayiti

Vibrayiti

July 7, 2019

Haydn Trio no. 39 in G major hob. 25

Haydn Trio no. 39 in G major hob. 25

Christopher Ducasse (Violin), John Burgermiester (Cello), Hanna Stolper (Piano)

March 28, 2019

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

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

Christopher Ducasse, Piano

Dec 26, 2019

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