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Canticle No. 3 by Lou Harrison

Model # 55-73019 By: Colla Voce Music
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  • Overview

    • 5 or 7 Players
    • Includes Ocarina/Flute and Guitar
    • Folk-Like, then Aggressive
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 8:30
  • Item Details

    Lou Harrison's Canticle No. 3 is at heart a percussion ensemble, but the inclusion of ocarina and guitar add distinct colors that are hard to find elsewhere; if you program this historical work on your concert, you'll need people who can play these instruments!

    Alternating between relaxed, incantation-like moments with the ocarina and guitar and the much more violent percussion instruments, this is certainly a unique piece to play.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 8:30


    • Player 1:
      • Ocarina or Flute
    • Player 2:
      • Muted Iron Pipes (6)
      • Wood Blocks (5)
    • Player 3:
      • Muted Brake Drums (5), Suspended Brake Drums (3)
      • Small Xylophone, Temple Blocks (5)
      • Maracas, Small Elephant Bell
    • Player 4:
      • Guitar
    • Player 5:
      • Water Buffalo Bells (5), Wooden Box
      • Sistrums (2), Medium Elephant Bell
    • Player 6:
      • Tongued Teponazli or Marimba Bars (5)
      • Large Tam-Tam, Muted Cowbells (5)
    • Player 7:
      • Snare Drum, Bass Drum
      • Toms (5), Large Elephant Bell

    Special Note: this music was originally written for 5 players who "played many instruments". You can perform this work as originally intended by combining Player 1 with 2, and 4 with 5.

  • Specifications

    Name Canticle No. 3 by Lou Harrison
    Brand Colla Voce Music
    Model # 55-73019
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 126615 not found]
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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