Cadenza - Multiple Options Available
Cadenza - Multiple Options Available

Cadenza - Multiple Options Available

On sale: $2,999.99
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In musical terms a Cadenza is an improvised dramatic solo performance. We thought this was a good description for this petite instrument. Cadenzas are scaled down outdoor musical instruments perfect for one player and comfortable enough for two. When played they immediately bring smiles to everyone in earshot.

Strong, weather-proof and durable, the notes are arranged as a traditional xylophone or glockenspiel with low to high notes going from left to right. There are no wires or strings as the aluminum notes are individually and securely attached to a high-density polyethylene backboard below which sits black anodized aluminum resonators offering maximum vibration with incredible resonance and durability. Each resonator is individually capped with a polyurethane rain baffle. Finally, stainless steel security fixings deter vandalism and prevent the theft or removal of the instrument.

Available as standard with aluminum notes, the Cadenza is also available on request with GRP (glassfiber reinforced plastic) notes in the color of purple heartwood. Each note material gives its own distinct sound when played.

The aluminum notes have an extremely high resistance to corrosion due to an anodic coating that cannot be peeled off or flake away. It is highly durable and resistant to most atmospheric attacks. Your aluminum notes or chimes can be kept clean with soapy water or a mild detergent solution followed by rinsing with clean cold water. After drying, a good household wax spray polish may be used. Grease and dirt deposits may be removed by using solvents such as white spirit in conjunction with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush. On no account should harsh abrasives be used for cleaning. As the notes are permanently exposed to some atmospheric weathering, they should be regularly cleaned, and we recommend not less than four times a year. 

GRP stands for 'Glass fibre Reinforced Plastics', also referred to as 'Fibreglass'. Once cured, GRP will remain in its original condition (with exception of some colour deterioration) with only chemical or mechanical damage resulting in any change of this condition. A popular choice where exposure to harsh environments is likely it’s UV resistant has excellent resistance to extreme temperatures, salt air, and a variety of chemicals. Because GRP is chemically inert and corrosion-resistant coupled with being low maintenance it serves as an excellent component in Outdoor Musical Instruments. To keep the notes of your instrument looking their best simply wipe clean with a mild detergent and rinse with clean cold water.

The instrument is designed for ground installation, surface or wall mounted. Cadenza's are tuned to the C-Major pentatonic scale covering two octaves.

The Cadenza, with it's lovely curved design is perfect for exploring possibilities with melody, harmony, and rhythm.

Product Highlights

  • Suitable for ADA Accessible Projects/Parks
  • Inclusive Play Equipment
  • Different Note Material Options
  • Multi-generational Fun
  • Pentatonic Tuning - No Wrong Notes!

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