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Toy Box Fantasy for Wind Ensemble

Toy Box Fantasy for Wind Ensemble

  • Composer: Takahashi, Hiroki
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 6:30
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: COMS-85115S


10,000YEN

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

Piccolo (doub. Soprano Recorder) (opt.)
1st Flute (doub. Soprano Recorder & Call Bell)
2nd Flute (doub. Soprano Recorder)
Oboe (opt.)
Bassoon (opt.)

1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
Alto Clarinet in Eb (opt.)
Bass Clarinet in Bb (opt.)

Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb (opt.)
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone

Euphonium (doub. Soprano Recorder)
Tuba (doub. Soprano Record

String Bass (doub. Soprano Recorder) (opt.)
1st Percussion
Drums (S.D./B.D./Cyms./Hi-hat)
Triangle
Ratchet
Tam-tam

2nd Percussion
Tambourine
Temple Block
Agogo
Sleigh Bells
Wood Block
Timpani
Triangle
3rd Percussion
Chimes
Guiro
Triangle
Tambourine
Conga
Whistle
Xylophone
Glockenspiel