La Danse du Phénix

From Wind Repertory Project
Toshio Mashima

Toshio Mashima

Subtitle: Impression de Kyoto

General Info

Year: 2005 / 2007
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Atelier M, through Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II (II optional)
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass
Celesta (or Piano)
Percussion, including:

  • Atari-gane (Iron Block)
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (2)
  • Hyoshigi (Claves)
  • Kozutsumi (Bongo)
  • Shime-daiko (Snare Drum)
  • Shishi-odoshi (Wood Block)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Suzu (Sleigh Bell)
  • Take Naruko (Bamboo Wind chime)
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The inspiration of La Danse du Phénix is Kyoto, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. Kyoto was the capital city for 1,000 of its 1200-year history, and is still the cultural center of the country.

You will find the stone garden of Ryoan-ji Temple in the middle of the work, with the sound of the wind that makes a bamboo grove tremble. The grand climax expresses the brilliance of the Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and the phoenix flapping its gilded wings into the heavens.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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