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Halcyon Deconstruction by Nathan Daughtrey

Model # 19230 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • Marimba Solo w/Electronic Accompaniment
    • 6 Major Sections
    • Exciting and Appealing
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 10:15
    • 5-Octave Required
  • Item Details

    Halcyon Deconstruction is an adaptation of Nathan Daughtrey's Halcyon Days, replacing the original chamber percussion accompaniment with an electronic accompaniment. This also changes the piece quite a bit, giving it more of an edge than the original. Plus, it's a lot easier to put together!

    This marimba solo is over 10 minutes long, sections of which will require some heavy lifting - a lot of octaves, relentless 16th notes, and some very intricate permutational/double lateral work. There are also some transitions that are challenging to nail with an electronic accompaniment.

    An audio CD is included with the sheet music.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 10:15

    Instrumentation : 5-Octave Marimba, Sound System

    From the composer:: The phrase Halcyon Days (HAL-see-uhn) refers to a period of peace and tranquility. It can also harken back to an earlier time that is remembered as idyllic, whether accurately or not. I researched the mythological origins of this phrase to gather more inspiration for the piece. According to Ovid's Metamorphoses, Alcyone (al-SAHY-uh-nee) was the daughter of Aeolus (EE-uh-luhs), King of the Winds, and the wife of Ceyx (SEE-iks). Alcyone and Ceyx were very much in love and were never willingly apart. Ceyx decided he must make a long journey across the sea to consult the oracle of Apollo at Delphi. Knowing the danger of such a journey, Alcyone was overwhelmed with grief and terror and begged him not to go. Ceyx left anyway and died tragically in a shipwreck. The gods came to Alcyone in a dream and told her of her husband's death. Stricken with grief, she jumped into the sea, but the Gods took pity on her and before she could be overcome by the waves, she was transformed into a kingfisher (also called a halcyon). Ceyx was changed into a bird as well and their love was blessed for all time. In their honor, Zeus forbade the winds to blow for seven days prior to and seven days following the Winter Solstice so Alcyone & Ceyx could safely brood over their nests near the waters. Their tragic love story has given us the very word that means calm, contentment and happiness.

    The music follows the arc of the story fairly closely, dividing into six sections - Alcyone & Ceyx (m. 1-37), Ceyx at Sea (m. 38-90), Turbulent Waters (91-167), The Fall of Ceyx (m. 168-172), Metamorphosis (m. 173-201) & Halcyon Days (m. 202-end). The melodic/harmonic material is derived from 4 chords and pitch sets, which help to unify the piece. - Nathan Daughtrey

  • Specifications

    Name Halcyon Deconstruction by Nathan Daughtrey
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 19230
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    Compatible With5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
  • Returns & Shipping


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