Konohananosakuya-hime, Sakura Princes (Smaller Version)

From Wind Repertory Project
Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music / Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00 (Rental)


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone/E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
F Horn I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion (5 players or more), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chanchiki
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Hyoushigi or Claves
  • Japanese Bass Drum or Low Tom
  • Japanese Drum Set(or 3 Toms, Bongo, Conga, Bass Drum etc.)
  • Marimba
  • Mokushou or Wood Block
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Spring Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Timpani
  • Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 2011, I composed Sea Goddess (Torinoiwakusufunenokami), myth for winds and percussion, and learned the charm of expressing Japanese mythology with a wind orchestra. And in 2016, I composed Amenominakanushi. As the third installment in the Japanese mythology series, I chose Konohananosakuya-hime.

Sakura Princes, who became the wife of Amaterasu-ōmikami’s grandson, Ninigi-no-Mikoto, is said to be so beautiful that at first glance the cherry blossoms bloom. She is a goddess suitable to be called the best heroine in Japanese mythology.

The composition of this work is roughly divided into three: fast-slow-fast. I wrote various images of Konohananosakuya-hime I imagined.

As for the Japanese drum set, it is good to select a musical instrument such as a shime-taiko, a hira-taiko, a okedo-taiko, or a yagura-taiko, and freely organize it. However, if you are not ready, you can tune bongos, congas, toms, etc. to substitute.

This work was written in 2017 by the commission of the citizen band "Symphonic Ensemble Lilt" in Niigata, Japan.

The smaller version requires at least 18 wind instruments players and 5 percussionists. In this work, I have devised the key points to bring out the thickness and color of the sound. Please try it.

- Program Note by composer (translated from Japanese through Google Translate)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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