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Percussion Ensemble percussion duet (player 1 (Yak Bera, bongos, high tom, pedal bass drum, Bell plate, Ankle bells), player 2 (davula, congas, Low tom, pedal bass drum, trashy cymbal, Ankle bells)) - medium difficult
Composed by Scott Harding. Percussion Music. 2 scores. Duration 6:50. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.12170).
Item Number: CN.12170
Commissioned by Jeff White & Nick Steward
Both the yak bera and the davula are traditional Sri Lankan drums. Both are cylindrical and are suspended from the waist. The yak bera (or 'demon drum-) is a low country drum used to accompany masked dancers; it is played with two open palms. The davula is used in Buddhist ceremonies throughout the island; it is much shorter than the yak bera, and is played with one palm and one stick.