Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Violin
[Part 2] Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Violin
[Part 3] English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, F Horn, Viola
[Part 4] Bassoon, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Cello
[Part 5] Bassoon, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, String Bass
[Part 6] (optional) Timpani
[Part 7] Percussion 1 (optional) Snare Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal
[Part 8] Percussion 2 (optional) Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone
[Part 9] Percussion 3 (optional) Marimba/Percussion 4 (optional) Marimba, Piano
The suite "Between Ebony and Ivory" is a story for young people serialized in the monthly Chopin piano magazine in 2018.
At a performance/narrative concert held in September, 2019. Kazuko Nakayama, the author, read the narration, and I performed a stylized piano duo (four hands) composed for the novel.
I rearranged the piano duo to a flexible work consisting of three short pieces.
I. Two ghosts and strange dance
II. Red Sun Duet
III. Fly ☆ Merry-go-round
The three movements may be performed with, or without pause.
I have re-orchestrated it to form various performing options, from solo/piano accompaniment to small band.
- When performing a flexible quintet and percussion, prioritize in order of part 8, 7, 6 and 9. Observe cue notes (in parenthesis} in part 8.
- When performing with five percussionists, do so with parts 6-9 with
Marimba performed by two percussionists on part 9. Roll on long notes.
Perform thoroughly including cued notes.
-Part 9 can also be performed on piano (organ/mallet percussion). It can be used to cover shortages on specific parts.
- Part 8 as solo and 9 as piano accompaniment can be performed as a duet.
The counterpart in the harmony and tremolo can be omitted.
Range can be adjusted by need to feature various solo instruments.