Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs for Brass Band

Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs for Brass Band

  • Composer: Goto, Yo
  • Grade: 2.5
  • Duration: 7:00
  • Genre: Brass Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: BBMS-83009

Printed set (Score & Parts)

I. Zui Zui II. Kago-me Kago-me III. Ocharaka

Eb Cornet
1st Bb Cornet (Trumpet)
2nd Bb Cornet (Trumpet)
Bb Flugelhorn(optional)
1st Eb Alto Horn
2nd Eb Alto Horn
1st Trombone
2nd Trombone

[Percussion](5 players)
Snare Drum
Wood Blocks
Wind Chime
Suspended Cymbal

The first movement of this suite, Zui Zui, based upon a Japanese traditional song, was commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association and completed in 2008. Later, Kagome Kagome and Ocharaka were added to form a suite of Japanese children's folk songs. Despite the contrasting tone colors, frequent use of semitones, and numerous musical expressions in canonic form, this suite is written for younger players (ranges are limited to about an octave, clarinets don't cross the break, no snare drum rolls) to focus on "fun" for grade school and beginning secondary bands. It doesn't require large instrumentation and can be adjusted for use by various sizes of bands.