Makam Dances

Makam Dances

  • Composer: Kataoka, Hiroaki
  • Grade: 5.5
  • Duration: 7:45
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A079S


Program Note

This was originally a septet commissioned by Kibougaoka High School Wind Orchestra (Nakama City, Fukuoka) in 2012. An introduction was added and it was published as a wind band work.
Makam is a system of melody types founded around the 7th century in Arabic countries and Turkey. There are now many types of makam. This work uses one typical sound group (F - H - C - D - Eb). Percussion instruments have characteristic rhythms and ornamentations, and they also play a role of supplementing the wind instruments.
The composition consists of a rhythmically fast first half, a lush Middle Eastern style interlude, and a second half tempo depicting an energetic dance incorporating the whole tone scale and makam mode.



Oboe (opt.)
Bassoon (opt.)

1st Bb Clarinet
2nd Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
1st Trumpet
2nd Trumpet

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone

String Bass (opt.)
[1st Percussion]
Suspended Cymbal
Maracas, Bongo

[2nd Percussion]
Suspended Cymbal
Whip, 4 Toms
Snare Drum, Mokushou
Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals

[3rd Percussion]
Bass Drum
Tam-tam (opt.)
Mokushou, Whip
[4th Percussion]
Suspended Cymbal
Tam-tam, Maracas

[5th Percussion]
Marimba, Chime
Tambourine, Tam-tam
Suspended Cymbal

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