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Gr. 6

  • La Follia nel Bosco
    La Follia nel Bosco
    La folia (Portuguese), having the literal meaning of “madness” or “insanity”, is also a very fast dance in triple meter, which supposedly originated in the Iberian Peninsula. It is comprised of rich musical elements valuable to a player’s development. Instrumentation Flute 1 Flute 1, 2 Piccolo Oboe (opt.) Bassoon (opt.) Clarinets in Bb 1 Clarinets in Bb 2 Clarinets... La folia (Portuguese), having the literal meaning of “madness” ...   
  • Les trois notes du Japon
    Les trois notes du Japon
    I. La danse des grues (Tancho cranes' mating dance) II. La riviere enneigee (Snowy river) III. Le fete du feu (Nebuta festival) This spectacular suite, written for the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, offers three visions of Japanese environment and life that, while Eastern in motivation, are resoundingly modern wind orchestra in style. Brilliant flourishes of the Tancho cranes mating dance,... I. La danse des grues (Tancho cranes' mating dance) II. La riviere ennei...  
  • Machu Picchu - City in the Sky
    Machu Picchu - City in the Sky
    Explaining the significance of Machu Picchu begins with remembering the Incan empire at its zenith, and its tragic encounter with the Spanish conquistadors. 378 years later an archeologist from Yale University, Hiram Bingham, rediscovered "Machu Picchu", a glorious mountaintop Incan city that had escaped the attention of the invaders. At the central high point of the city stands its... Explaining the significance of Machu Picchu begins with remembering the Inc...   
  • Makam Dances
    Makam Dances
    Program Note This was originally a septet commissioned by Kibougaoka High School Wind Orchestra (Nakama City, Fukuoka) in 2012. An introduction was added and it was published as a wind band work. Makam is a system of melody types founded around the 7th century in Arabic countries and Turkey. There are now many types of makam. This work uses one typical sound group (F - H - C - D - Eb). Percussion... Program Note This was originally a septet commissioned by Kibougaoka High Sc...  
  • Mindscape for Wind Orchestra
    Mindscape for Wind Orchestra
    Mindscape offers a panorama of one's mental state. It begins with a haunting percussion adagio "fantasy," then abruptly shifts to extended complex rhythmical structures for the full ensemble. This considerable angst resolves into a calmer, familiar andantino of percussion and winds, still with troubling undercurrents of doubt. A brief coda surprisingly concludes the piece. The A/B/A... Mindscape offers a panorama of one's mental state. It begins with a hau...   
  • OK Feel Good (rental)
    OK Feel Good (rental)
    Instrumentation Picc.1-2 Fl.1-2 Ob.1-2 Bsn.1-2 Bb Cl.1-3 B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1-3 Hrn.1-4 Trb.1-2 B.Trb. Euph.1-2 Tuba1-2 St.Bass/E.Bass Piano Timp. [Perc.1-4] Xylophone Glockenspiel Vibraphone Marimba Crotales 4 Cow Bells Snare Drum Roto-Toms Tom-Toms Bass Drum 5 Wood Blocks Suspended Cymbal Triangle Guiro Maracas Glass Chimes Conga Instrumentation Picc.1-2 Fl.1-2 Ob.1-2 Bsn.1-2 Bb Cl.1-3 B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T....  
  • Pastoral Suite Part II
    Pastoral Suite Part II
    This transparent and meticulous transcription asks the most advanced Wind Ensemble to play the limits of technique and musicality. Each of 4 movements requires effortless maturity and individual strength to transform the large band into a balanced and coordinated chamber ensemble. Requires a deep knowledge of the composer and genre. Instrumentation Fl (1-2) Picc Ob Bsn Cl (1-3) B.Cl A Sax (1-2) T... This transparent and meticulous transcription asks the most advanced Wind En...  
  • Pompeii
    Pompeii
    Pompeii - the Ruins Know Its Long and Magnificent History was commissioned for and dedicated to Hofstra University Symphonic Band and Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft in Long Island, New York. Through Bravo Music I received a warm note from Dr. Boonshaft describing his love and passion for my compositions such as Machu Picchu: City in the Sky - The Mystery of the Hidden Sun Temple and Nazca Lines - The... Pompeii - the Ruins Know Its Long and Magnificent History was commissioned ...