Carnival Day

From Wind Repertory Project
Chang-Su Koh

Chang Su Koh

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts - $79.00   |   Score Only - $16.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The cheerful fast march Carnival Day was composed on the commission of Harima Minami High School. The wind orchestra of the commissioning school performed it for the first time.

The composer meant to write a cheerful march in traditional style, but it turned out differently. After a virtuoso "A" part in which two themes from along, a more supporting part follows. Much tempo variation then leads to a coda where the beginning theme as well as the theme of the supporting part returns. The composition is characterized by the fast tempo in which several elements are to be performed. Combined with captivating harmonic variations, this leads to a composition that is enthralling to listen to for both the audience and performers

- Program Note by composer (in translation)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Donald Linn, conductor) – 12 October 2021
  • CBDA All-State (Calif.) High School Concert Band (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 23 February 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Koh, C. (1999). Carnival Day [score]. De Haske: Heerenveen, Holland.
  • Perusal score