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Drums of Daruma

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William Himes

William Himes


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornets/Trumpets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Rehearsal Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong (large)
  • Shakers
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom (low)
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Using cymbals, gong and other Japanese percussion, Drums of Daruma is a compelling cross-cultural work. Set at a brisk march tempo, it is particularly interesting in its imitation of the famed Japanese taeko drumming.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


Commissioned for the American School in Japan in commemoration of its 100th anniversary, 1902-2022, Kerry Nichols and Ed Staples, band directors.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

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