Aeolian Quartet for Percussion Quartet

Aeolian Quartet for Percussion Quartet

  • Composer: Kaneda, Shinichi
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 3:50
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84087

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Immediately after "Aeolian Trio" was written (from a high school student's request) and introduced on Kaneda's website in Spring of 2002, another student in Sakura, Chiba, asked him to make it into a quartet. Completion was delayed due to a relapse of cancer. Finally, "Aeolian Quartet" was born in September, 2003. The title means "quartet in the Aeolian mode" (natural minor scale). It is in three-part form: fast-slow-fast. Beginning with a cheerful march, Marimba presents a beautiful melody in the middle section, and it concludes with the march. In this version, Vibraphone was used for color and energy, and a new ending was added. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a rich singing style, and its educational consideration allows beginners to also perform.


Perc. 1 (Xylo. /Glock. /Mari.)Perc. 2 (Vib.)Perc. 3 (Timp.)Perc. 4 (S. Dr. /Sus. Cym. /2Toms /Tri. /Tamb.)