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Naglfar by Casey Cangelosi

Model # CANGELOSI/N By: Casey Cangelosi
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  • Overview

    • Aggressive and March-Like Multi-Percussion Solo
    • Two Movements (Playable Independently)
    • Theatrical
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 15:30 Total (7:30/8:00)
    • Requires Extra Materials
  • Item Details

    Naglfar by Casey Cangelosi is an advanced multi-percussion solo based on a Norse mythological 'end of the world' tale. It's written in two movements, both of which are aggressive and march-like.

    The first movement, Nail Ferry, begins with a drudging ostinato on the bass drum that is quickly overshadowed with sounds from all of the other instruments. Many very complicated rhythms and specialized techniques are called for.

    The second movement, Wraith Ferry, also contains a repeating figure on three loud, clashing cymbals, and ends pretty much as angrily as possible.

    The ending of the first movement brings in some theatrics - the player is asked to suspend chopsticks from numerous threads above the stage before the performance begins, and to slowly cut the cords while 'rolling' with a nail inside the slot of a wood block. This sounds like the clipping of toenails.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 15:30 Total (7:30/8:00)


    • Snare Drum, Toms (2), Concert Bass Drum
    • Bongos, Lion's Roar, Kick Drum
    • China Cymbals (3), Wood Block
    • Metal Nail, Several Chopsticks, Multiple Threads, Scissors

    From the composer: In Norse mythology, the Naglfar signals Ragnarok (a series of battles and natural disasters that will end the world for humans and Gods). The Naglfar is said to be made up entirely from the finger and toenail clippings of the dead. When enough people have passed and thus enough materials collected, a great flood will release the Naglfar and announce the beginning of the end. The word itself translates to a double meaning of "Nail Ferry" and "Wraith Ferry". Even today in some Scandinavian cultures it is customary to trim the nails of the dead before burial, consequently prolonging all existence.

  • Specifications

    Name Naglfar by Casey Cangelosi
    Brand Casey Cangelosi
    Model # CANGELOSI/N
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