Danza Zelkova for Brass Sextet and Percussion

Danza Zelkova for Brass Sextet and Percussion

  • Composer: Grasstail, Jerry
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84468

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Commissioned by Bridgestone Symphonic Band Kurume in 2013.
Zelkova is called “Keyaki” in Japanese, which is the city tree of Kurume, Japan. There is a road lined with keyaki trees in front of the Bridgestone tire plant. Its scenery beautifully reflects the four seasons, especially the magnificent sight of the keyaki tunnel. This work depicts that scenery and the people these keyaki trees have seen and will continue to shade in the future. Globally, there are zelkovias that are more than 1000 years old. Imagine this work as an anthem to that life energy and people’s thoughts and memories shared with those great trees.


1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb
Horn in F
Bass Trombone

1st Percussion
Timpani (3)
2 Bongos
2 Congas
Chinese Gong
Sizzle Cymbal
Banboo Chime
Bell tree
Wood Blocks

2nd Percussion
Bass Drum
Snare Drum
4 Toms
3 Suspended Cymbals
Sprash Cymbal
Chinese Gong
3 Rin
Glass Chimes
Wind Chimes