A concerto-like work for Shakuhachi (or flute) and Band that combines ancient Japanese folk material into an exciting one movement modern concerto.This traditional bamboo flute has been popularized in the West through film and TV music and is used here in one of the few works for band to feature this instrument. A modern flute will work in place of the folk instrument, but don't underestimate an ambitious young flute soloist or faculty member who could prepare the part on the original instrument. The solo part is not overly difficult and the work builds in intensity to a dramatic finish. A rare work that will certainly be popular with students and audiences.
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