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Kobiki-Uta for Band

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Kiyoshige Koyama

Kiyoshige Koyama (trans. by composer)

General Info

Year: 1957 / 1970
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Ongaku no Tomo Sha
Cost: Score and Parts - 10,780 yen


1. Theme - 2:00
2. Bon-Odori - 2:42
3. Asa-no-Uta - 2:01
4. Finale - 3:27


C Piccolo
Flute (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (div.)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Basses (div.)
Timpani (5 drums)
Percussion, including:

  • Atari-gane (or Cowbell)
  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Rusty Metallic Plate (rub with sandpaper)
  • Shime-daiko (or Small Tom-tom)
  • Snare Drum (2)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Yagura-daiko (or Bass Drum)
  • Vibraphone

Tenor Solo (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kobiki-Uta (A Woodcutter's Song) is among the most popular and successful works by Koyama, written after a traditional woodcutter's work song heard in Kyushu, in western Japan. Kobiki-Uta was first written for symphony orchestra in 1957. Some years later, in 1970, Koyama transcribed the work for symphonic band.

- Program Note from WASBE


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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