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The Language of Flowers for Percussion Quartet

The Language of Flowers for Percussion Quartet

  • Composer: Takahashi, Hiroki
  • Grade: 4.5
  • Duration: 3:20
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84471


3,200YEN

Commissioned by the renowned percussionist Mariko Yamamoto.

Since the theme of the performance, where this work was premiered, was “Flower Dance”, I composed this piece with “language of flowers” as the concept. Ms. Yamamoto gave me some ideas for the style and the atmosphere of the music; I chose relevant flowers for her.

Movement 1 is “Sweet Pea – Affectionate Memory”. The second movement is “Gypsophyllas – Innocence”. Movement 3 is entitled “Cattleya -Mature Charms”. The Spanish style depicts an elegant and mysterious lady. Original instrumentation was for four percussion and flute but it has been arranged for percussion quartet.

This is a great piece for concert and contest alike.

Instrumentation

1st Percussion
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone
Marimba
2nd Percussion
Vibraphone
Marimba
Glockenspiel
Triangle
Xylophone
3rd Percussion
Marimba
Chinese Gong (Splash Cymbal)
Suzu
4th Percussion
Castanet
Bass Drum (pedal)
Triangle
Suspended Cymbal
Bongo
Cymbal
Snare Drum
Tambourine
Wind Chime