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Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music / Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $30.00


Full Score
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Hyoushigi or Claves
  • Japanese Bass Drum or Bass Drum
  • Kagura Suzu or Sleigh Bells
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Mokusho or Wood Block
  • Shime-Daiko or Bongo
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Timpani
  • Toms
  • Wind Chimes
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned, 2016, by renowned percussionist Yumi Terada, performed and recorded by Terada’s percussion ensemble DRIVE.

In Japan, cherry blossoms are called “sakura”. It is a special flower dear to the people and the country. Sakura are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. The title Miyabi symbolizes elegance and gracefulness. My vision of sakura is reflected in this title.

- Program Note from publisher

Performance Notes

The introduction consists of a B, E, F#, and A motive. In the first half of the work, use creative rubato with perhaps wide and drastic dynamic changes. The repeated phrase by ohayashi (*1) and one note repetition by hichiriki (*2) bring the piece more vitality. To be accessible for regular school band instrumentation, special percussion instruments are rarely used. If you have some leeway, I suggest adding various kinds of Japanese taiko for creative Japanese drum sounds.

  • 1 ohayashi - Japanese orchestra or accompaniment often used in traditional music.
  • 2 hichiriki - small double-reed wind instrument used in gagaku (made of bamboo, with 7 holes on top and 2 below)

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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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