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Crescent Moon - Flexible Band 6 Parts & Percussion

Crescent Moon - Flexible Band 6 Parts & Percussion



$70.00
Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 2] Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 4] Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Euphonium
[Part 5] Bassoon, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Euphonium
[Part 6] Bassoon, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Tuba, String Bass
[Percussion 1] Sleigh Bells, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Wood Block, Wind Chimes, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone
[Percussion 2] Bongo, Low Tom, Vibraphone

Crescent Moon was commissioned by Honan High School Wind Orchestra in Tokyo. It was revised by adding two percussionists to a brass sextet to give more depth and dimension to both harmony and sound.

I thought to have the piece feel mystical while observing a sword-shaped moon brightly shining in the night sky, considering spirituality inspired by the moon.

Starting with serenity, gradually growing in power to an Allegro, guided by rhythms with Japanese drums and percussive dances, the theme of the crescent moon appears and retreats.
The rhythm intensifies as the melody intertwines, fragility and intensity spiral and build to the climax.

(Yosuke Fukuda)