Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song

Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song

Series: Anglo Music Concert Band Publisher: De Haske Publications Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Philip Sparke

Level: 5

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Based on the traditional Japanese tune “Suiryo-Bushi,” Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song opens with two contrasting statements of the melody - first sparsely presented by the woodwinds and then in a harmonized version played by the full band. This is followed by a lively section based on pentatonic melodies that characterize the folk tune. The following slower variation first centers around a plaintive English horn melody made up of sections of the original tune, and later presents the opening phrases of “Suiryo-Bushi” against an intensely florid accompaniment. The final section is in the form of a scherzo that eventually forms the accompaniment to a final presentation of the folk tune. Dur: 8:30

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 40
PICCOLO 1 4
FLUTE 1 2 8
FLUTE 2 2 8
OBOE 1 1 4
OBOE 2 1 4
ENGLISH HORN 1 3
EB CLARINET 1 4
BB CLARINET 1 5 8
BB CLARINET 2 5 8
BB CLARINET 3 5 8
BB BASS CLARINET 1 4
BASSOON 1 1 4
BASSOON 2 1 4
DOUBLE BASSOON 1 3
BB CONTRABASS CLARINET 1 3
BB SOPRANO SAXOPHONE 1 8
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 4 4
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 4
EB BARITONE SAX 1 4
BB TRUMPET 1 2 3
BB TRUMPET 2 2 3
BB TRUMPET 3 2 3
BB TRUMPET 4 2 3
F HORN 1 1 4
F HORN 2 1 4
F HORN 3 1 3
F HORN 4 1 3
TROMBONE 1 2 3
TROMBONE 2 2 3
TROMBONE 3 2 3
BB EUPHONIUM B.C. 2 4
BB EUPHONIUM TC 2 4
TUBA 4 3
DOUBLE BASS 1 4
TIMPANI 1 3
PERCUSSION 1 1 4
PERCUSSION 2 1 3
PERCUSSION 3 1 2
PERCUSSION 4 1 4
PERCUSSION 5 1 4

$145.00 (US) Inventory #HL 44012758 UPC: 888680652913 Publisher Code: AMP443010 Width: 10.5" Length: 14.0" Run time: 0:08:30

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