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\"KAIJIN\" Two fragments for wind orchestra

"KAIJIN"
Two fragments for wind orchestra

  • Composer: Wada, Kaoru
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 8:15
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: COMS-85093S


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Composed for the CD project “Time of Evocation III” (OSBR-31025/Brain Music), this piece was premiered at the 3rd Sunazaleas Wind Orchestra Festival by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Eastern Army Band under the baton of Mamoru Tamura. The band recorded the full CD.

This is an arrangement of a work done for Nagisa Brass Solisten, originally for percussion and brass. The title is “WATATSUMI” Two Fragments for Percussion and Brass Ensemble. WATATSUMI is the archaic word of KAIJIN. WATA (KAI) means the sea. MI (JIN) is god. WATATSUMI is described in Japanese mythology as god of the sea.

There are two sections to this work. The dichotomy of contrasting styles such as static and dynamic, and positive and negative depicts the infinitely diverse character of the sea. The two sections are performed without pausing between.

Instrumentation

Piccolo
1st Flute
2nd Flute

Oboe (Option)
Bassoon (Option)

1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F
3rd Horn in F (Option)
4th Horn in F (Option)

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
Bass Trombone (Option)

Euphonium
Tuba

String Bass
1st Percussion
Slap stick
Finger Cymbal
Wind Chime
4Tom-toms

2nd Percussion
Suspended Cymbal
Crash Cymbals

3rd Percussion
Bass Drum

4th Percussion
Tam-tam
Tubular Bells