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Description

Classical, folk and jazz influences are combined in an original piece of music for mixed ensemble. Composer Michael O'Suilleabhain and percussionist Mel Mercier reflect on a collaborative composition. Mercier provides a tabla piece to which O'Suilleabhain adds layers of melody and harmony interacting with the rhythmic parts. Finally an improvised part for saxophone is added.
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16 October 2008

Classroom Ideas

Students could learn about writing music using influences from a range of styles and genres. Research and identify music which combines different styles and genres

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