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Cores Norte/Sul

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Ricardo Coelho de Souza

Ricardo Coelho de Souza

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 10:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OU Percussion Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00

Movements (played without pause)

1. Cores Norte (Flutuante) – 5:35
2. Sul (Allegro) – 4:50


Full Score
Percussion I-XII (12 players), including:

  • Bass Drums (3: 2 concert, 1 pedal)
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos (2)
  • Caxixi
  • Chimes (extended range required (high F#5))
  • China Cymbals (2)
  • Cowbells (2)
  • Crotales (both octaves)
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Glass Bottles (2)
  • Glockenspiel (extended range required (high C-sharp6))
  • Guiros (3)
  • Hi-hat
  • Key Chimes
  • Lion's Roars (2)
  • Marimba I-II-III-IV (I 4.3 octaves; II-IV 5.0 octaves)
  • Mark Tree
  • Ratchets (2)
  • Repique
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Slapstick
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Spring Coil
  • Suspended Cymbals (3)
  • Tam-tams (2)
  • Tom-tom (floor)
  • Triangles (2)
  • Vibraphone I-II
  • Water Gong
  • Wood Blocks (2 sets of 2 graduated)
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)


In Parts:

  • Player 8, m.164: Add a "K" rehearsal mark
  • Player 9, m.156: Change "I" rehearsal mark to a "J"
  • Player 10, m.46-48: Add a bar of rest in 4/4 between these two measures, becoming m.47

In Score and Parts:

  • Player 11, Timpani, m.38, beat 1: C3 should be a B2

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

When my wife returned from Brazil after her first visit I asked her what was different about Brazil. She answered: “the colors.” I tried to capture in Cores Norte/Sul two distinct regions that have different rhythms, instrumental combinations, and timbres. Yet, the two movements are performed without a break as if they belonged together. I guess I don’t notice some of these visual and cultural differences because they have become part of my reality: a South American living in North America.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra, Lance Drege, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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