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Makam Dances

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Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 7:40
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music / Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongo
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Mokushou
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam (optional)
  • Timpani
  • Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This was originally a septet commissioned by Kibougaoka High School Wind Orchestra (Nakama City, Fukuoka) in 2012. An introduction was added and it was published as a wind band work.

Makam is a system of melody types founded around the 7th century in Arabic countries and Turkey. There are now many types of makam. This work uses one typical sound group (F - H - C - D - Eb). Percussion instruments have characteristic rhythms and ornamentations, and they also play a role of supplementing the wind instruments.

The composition consists of a rhythmically fast first half, a lush Middle Eastern style interlude, and a second half tempo depicting an energetic dance incorporating the whole tone scale and makam mode.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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  • Houghton (New York) College Wind Ensemble (Timothy McGarvey, conductor) - 13 March 2021

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