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Toy Box Fantasy for Percussion Quintet

Toy Box Fantasy for Percussion Quintet

  • Composer: Takahashi, Hiroki
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Genre: Chamber Ensemble
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ENMS-84476


3,200YEN

There are a number of Japanese children’s songs such as “Omocha no cha cha cha” (Toy Dance Cha Cha Cha) where toys start dancing under a spell. This composition depicts such a scene. The work is consists of five sections.

“Overture” (Midnight) evokes a scene at midnight when the toys come alive at the chime of the clock. “Robo’s March” depicts a motorized robot toy walking awkwardly. “Dance of the Dolls” shares the loneliness of a doll that is no longer being used. “Building Block Puzzle” shows the difficulty of puzzles in asymmetrical meter. “Toy Train” is the last scene. It depicts a fast running train with a whistle. After passing railroad crossings and tunnels, the music comes to an exciting conclusion.

Instrumentation

1st Percussion
Suspended Cymbal
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Finger Cymbal (or Triangle)
Triangle
Claves
Whistle
3rd Percussion
Marimba
Tambourine
Cowbell
5th Percussion
Soprano Recorder
Triangle
Ratchet
Tam-tam
Snare Drum
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Sleigh Bells
Suspended Cymbal
Chimes
Wood Block
2nd Percussion
Vibraphone
Agogo
Triangle
2 Congas
2 Tom-toms
Call Bell
Train Whistle
4th Percussion
Chimes
Guiro
Timpani(4)
Tambourine
Marimba (or Soprano Recorder)
Maracas