rebana loops - errata, edits & explanations

There are a couple of printing errors in the published set. However almost all of the following changes are the result of hearing a number of rehearsals and performances by Tetrafide Percussion and Defying Gravity. My profound thanks to both groups for their forbearance as we worked to get the notation to match my concept.



bar part marking explanation
1 - 71 all all crescendos should only go to mf [not f as printed]
77 all x8 this indication is that the repeat section is to be played 8 times (not repeated 8 times). The x8 should have been printed at the beginning of the repeat section. This applies throughout the score.
78 - 80 mar 1b, 2b the bass notes should have tenuto lines on them - they should be slightly stronger than the moving 8th notes in the other two parts. This applies to all similar passages.
97 mar 1a, 2a slightly emphasize the 1st of each pair of 8th notes to bring out the 1/4 note pulse. This assists the transition into the next section.
99 all "shh..k" the "k" is a glottal stop [not actually sounded - the syllable is formed, but the air is stopped abruptly before emitting the sound]
124 marimba 2b the E natural on 2+ should be an Eb [the b marking is an 1/8th note late]
128 mar 1b, 2b change to wood sticks use the rattan ends of the marimba mallets
140 marimba 2b should have a "cak" on the 1st beat [same as marimba 1a]
141 mar 1a, 2a change to wood sticks use the rattan ends of the marimba mallets
155 all crescendo to ff
188 this section should feel cruisy, relaxed, laid back
226 all the dynamic should be mf
226 marimba 1a legato there should be slurs running from the down beat of #226 to the down beat of #230, then again from the 2nd beat of #230 to the down beat of #234.
251 Toms 2a dynamic = f, change to rattan
252 Toms 2b dynamic = f, change to rattan
253 Toms 1b dynamic = f, change to rattan
254 Toms 1a dynamic = f, change to rattan
256, 258, 262, 268 all emphasize the dotted 1/4 pulse in the drums
257 all "cak" 1st time only
259 all "cak" 1st time only
269 all dynamic = mf
269 vox 1a, 1b "eh" this comes from the Sundanese practice of “senggak” in which the drummers will begin to vocalise as they get excited - improvised hocketing. The "eh" sound can be varied (perhaps ah, ooh, or with a falling inflection, or change the sound completely - player 1b should copy whatever sound player 1a chooses to use. It should feel like a game.
312 tempo 1/8th = 160, i.e the 16th of the previous section becomes the 1/8th of the new section
312 mar 1b, 2b the bass notes should have tenuto lines on them - they should be slightly stronger than the moving 8th notes in the other two parts. This applies to all similar passages.
359 marimba 2b missing note in the part there should be an F3 [F above middle C] on the 3rd 1/8th of the bar
361 play this bar 3 [three] times
362 - 454 all dynamics all crescendos should only go to mf [not f as printed]
459 - 463 repeat these 5 [five] bars
coffee cups four different pitches the cups should sit on a trap table at the end of the marimba and are best played with the rattan handle of the marimba mallet.