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Disco Kid (flex)

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Osamu Shoji

Osamu Shoji (arr. Tohru Kanayama)

General Info

Year: 1977 / 2018
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass Guitar

Percussion I (optional)

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Hi-Hat Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspend Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle

Percussion II (optional)

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Cajon (optional Drum Set)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Disco Kid was commissioned as one of four test piece options for the 25th (1977) All Japan Band Competition. Althrough there were several pop-style test pieces at the time, this piece is the most popular of them. Due to its popularity, Shoji himself made numerous arrangements and editions.

- Program note from Wikipedia

This arrangement was premiered by Tokyo Elements on 22 September 2018.

- Program note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Adaptable Music

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