Christopher Ducasse

Koze Dantan - Computer

2018
N/A
*Computer Generated Sound
N/A

String Orchestra

"Koze Dantan" which is a Haitian Title that means "Old Time Stories", is reminiscence of some habits in Haiti where in the old days families would hangout at night and the older would tell stories to the young. Those stories would vary from horror stories, to war stories, love stories, to funny stories; in summary it was stories about how their time differed from what were living in. Which was a way to keep the memories from the past alive, and also for us the next generation to learn from the more experiences and move towards a better future.

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". sually played on Three different congas named "Manman (mother)", "Segon (second)" and "Kata" the latter being always played with sticks on the body of a conga; or on one Conga playing a combination or summary of all those 3 instruments. 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

2 Violins - Viola - Cello - Bass

Congas

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

Eritaj - Computer

Eritaj - Computer

*Computer Generated Sound

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

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