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Makam Spirits

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Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00 (Rental)


Full Score
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone/E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone 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-III
String Bass
Percussion, 5 players or more, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat Cymbal
  • Marimba
  • Mokushou or Wood Blocks (4)
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Spring Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Makam is a term of classical music in Arab countries, Turkey, and Iran, and refers to scale, modus, and musical style. I wanted to express Makam's music in a wind orchestra, and I composed a wind orchestra work called Makam Dances in 2014. After that, I found that I was very happy as a composer when I learned that many bands were playing the work. And I learned that Makam has many more attractions. Therefore, the second work, Makam Spirits was constructed as a series work by Makarm.

When I tried to make a melody based on the Makam, a European taste was added and it was finished as a modern Makam music. This work has a dynamic and dramatic element that is comparable to the previous work, so I think it has a wider musical sense.

Finally, this work was composed in 2016 for a commission from Kibougaoka High School Wind Orchestra in Nakama City, Fukuoka Prefecture. This band performed lively and beyond the power of the work, and gave many people a lot of energy, courage, and excitement.

- Program Note by composer

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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Adaptable Music

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