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Plus Ultra -Dance Celebration for Wind Orchestra

Plus Ultra -Dance Celebration for Wind Orchestra

  • Composer: Shimizu, Daisuke
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 8:40
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A103S


14,500YEN

Program Note

Commissioned by Aozora Harmony Wind Orchestra (Saitama, Japan) for its 10th anniversary, completed in March of 2018.
Plus Ultra means "Further beyond" in Latin. The composer strongly asserts the sentiment that a bright future awaits by overcoming adversity and continuing to advance. After a stirring introduction, the piece refocuses towards a mysterious chorale. Then becoming rhythmic within irregular time, a refined melody and extended theme coexist, building in excitement to a profound and powerful impact. Subsequently, a grand melody suggests a finale, but the prior rhythmic element returns for the piece’s climax and conclusion.

Instrumentation

Piccolo
1st Flute
2nd Flute

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

1st Alto Saxophone
2nd Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
1st Trumpet
2nd Trumpet
3rd Trumpet

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F
3rd Horn in F
1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone

Euphonium
Tuba
Piano

Timpani (doub. Shaker)

[1st Percussion]
Bongo & Conga
Tambourine

[2nd Percussion]
Bass Drum
[3rd Percussion]
Sizzle Cymbal
Tam-tam
Suspended Cymbal
Castanets
Whip

[4th Percussion]
Tubular Bells
Xylophone
Wind Chime
4 Toms
Crash Cymbals

[5th Percussion]
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Xylophone
Tubular Bells
Crash Cymbals