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Spirytus for Percussion Quartet

Spirytus for Percussion Quartet

  • Composer: Kataoka, Hiroaki
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 4:40
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84475


3,200YEN

Commissioned by Kitakata High School Band

A sustained “D” introduces the piece, which gradually turns into something more compelling. A melody is created with the Arabic maqam mode of quarter tones based on D·Eb·F#·G·A·C. In solemnity, it reflects a powerful spirit. Hence, the title. (Though it is not based on a famous Vodka.)

The mid-section chorale is also based on the maqam mode. However, the style is more mysterious than in the opening. From rehearsal letter I, a major mode is first introduced. The music should build to an intense conclusion. There is a modulation of the maqam mode at L. This is the point to add more energy and excitement.

Some parts of the music may be a little challenging and may not be accessible for everyone, but a musical experience is more than just playing the notes. I hope that everyone who plays this work will share its unique musical experience with the ensemble and the audience.

Instrumentation

1st Percussion
Marimba
2nd Percussion
Vibraphone
Suspended Cymbal
Shaker
Glockenspiel
3rd Percussion
Chimes
Hi-hat Cymbal
Suspende Cymbal
4 Tom-toms
Snare Drum
Tam-tam
Wind Chime
4th Percussion
Timpani
Suspended Cymbal
Bongo
Tom-tom
Wood Block