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Three Greek Dances for Clarinet and Marimba

By Sy Brandon

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Clarinet, Marimba, Clarinet and Marimba Duet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Sy Brandon. 21st Century, 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Folk, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 38 pages. Published by Sy Brandon (S0.299195).

Item Number: S0.299195

Three Greek Dances was composed for Konrad Owens and Adam Brennan. The dances are stylized by preserving the flavor of the dances while treating the material in a more developmental and contrapuntal manner.

Kalamationos is the most popular Greek dance and is Peloponnesian in origin. Like its cousin, the Syrtos the national dance of Greece, it is in 7/8 meter grouped as 3-2-2. The Syrtos is a more dragging dance while the Kalamationos is more bouncy.

Zeibekiko has its origin in the Eastern Aegean Islands. It is in 9/4 meter at a slow tempo with a lot of syncopation. This movement is written in 3/4 for the ease in reading but preserves the phrasing of 9/4 most of the time.

Hassapikos is a butcher's dance in 2/4 time with eight measure phrases. It begins moderately and increases tempo throughout the dance.



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