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Journey to Canopus for Percussion Quartet

Journey to Canopus for Percussion Quartet

  • Composer: Tokunaga, Hiroaki
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 4:40
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84472


3,200YEN

Canopus is a star rarely visible in the northern hemisphere. I imagined the journey trying to find this star. I think such a trip would be filled with great hope and anticipation for the future.

There are three main sections. The first depicts the start of the journey towards the bright light of Canopus. The middle section reflects the star’s warm embracing light through the ordeal of the trip. The last section shows a triumphal character reaching out to the approaching Canopus.

Composed for CD by the Yumi Terada Percussion Ensemble. Premiered on May 2016 by Yumi Terada, Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Takanori Akita, and Sayuri Higuchi.
(Hiroaki Tokunaga)

Instrumentation

1st Percussion
Marimba **
2nd Percussion
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Wind Chime
Suspended Cymbal
3rd Percussion
Vibraphone
Marimba**
4Tom-toms
Suspended Cymbal
Tam-tam
2 Temple Blocks
4th Percussion
Timpani
Tubular Bells
Bongos
Low Conga
Tambourine
Triangle
**Sharing the instrument