From Wind Repertory Project
Toshio Mashima

Toshio Mashima

This work is also known as Symphonic Poem "Taiwan".

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cafua
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - 33,550 yen   |   Score Only - 3,300 yen


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Chime
  • Wood Board
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Symphonic Poem "Formosa" was composed in April 2011, a commission from Taiwan World Music Festival. The commission request was the piece to be effective, yet technically not too demanding.

Formosa is a common term for Taiwan, meaning "beautiful island". Taiwan is a beautiful island nation located near the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, and geographically and historically has a great friendship with Japan. I composed this piece with the friendship between Taiwan and Japan in mind.

The piece begins with a section depicting the beautiful mountains and seas of Taiwan and the vibrant life of its people. In the middle section, traditional Taiwanese love song, Dalubaling is beautifully sung in an adagio. Then the first lively theme appears again, and finally the melody of Dalubaling appears once more in grandioso to end the piece brilliantly.

- Program Note adapted from composer


State Ratings

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