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Oru Seco

6th revised edition 2004, 58 p.
EAN/ISBN 9783906116044

Oru Seco is the Bata drum cycle, without songs. His transcription book of Afro-Cuban Bata scores contains basic Bata rhythm patterns and additional solo parts.
These are principal Bata scores to be played as the opening of religious ceremonies. The Bata rhythms are presented in a definite order to call the Orishas. This collection opens with Elegua and ends with Oddua, which is the order traditionally played at ceremonies in Havana. It is preserved and transmitted in oral heritage by Santero Julio Davalos (“Awó Chadeé”) to Adrian Coburg (“Otruponka”, „Omo aña ewue Osain“).

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Oru Cantado

4th revised edition 2007, 55 p.
EAN/ISBN 9783906116037

Oru Cantado is the Bata song cycle related to Bata drums. This is his transcription book of song scores in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. This collection contains 20 Tratados originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba and Arara. These are arrangements in form of a special song cycle to invite and welcome the Orishas. The transcription includes small musical annotations and short instructions for Bata drums. Tratado is a chosen order of songs to tell a specific story. This collection opens with Elegua and ends with Oddua.

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Rezos

4th revised edition 2010, 25 p.
EAN/ISBN 9783906116051

Rezos are the songs to appeal the Orishas. His transcription book contains 10 song scores in the manner of call and response to open the singing parts of religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba and Arara. These are the key songs to appeal the main Orishas in order to invite and welcome them to the religious ceremony. Rezos can be sung with or without the Bata drums. The transcription includes small musical annotations and short instructions for Bata drums.

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Toques especiales

6th revised edition 2010, 100 p.
EAN/ISBN 9783906116068

Transcription book of various Bata scores to celebrate religious ceremonies. Some Toques are dedicated to a certain Orisha and others can be played to praise various Orishas. His collection shows special Bata scores such as: Elubanshe, Tereminatere, Olokun, Meta de Shangó, Tui Tui, Sokutaniwo, Yakota, and many others. It continues with basic scores such as: Iyesa, Ñongo, Shashalokafun, Shashalodefun, some inventions of various Cuban percussionists, and ends with “Presentación Santoral”, “Oru a Eggun” and “Final score”.

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