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Musica Ethnote

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Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music / Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00 (Rental)


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
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-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chime
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Low Tom
  • Marimba
  • Mokusho or Wood Blocks (4)
  • Rain Stick
  • Ribbon Crusher
  • Sleigh Bell
  • Snare Drum
  • Spring Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chime
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Musica Ethnote was premiered at the Yokosuka Arts Theater in July 2017 after receiving a commission from the Yokohama City Nakayama Junior High School wind orchestra club.

In making this work, I tried various music styles: Oriental sounds, vibrant Russian music, Middle East and Chinese scales, symphonic sounds. I was hoping to try on a different route from the past, but in fact, when I was writing this work, I had already completed five wind works in just four months. So when I was working on my creation, my own physical strength was just reaching its limit.

However, in such a situation, the songs that I made with the utmost effort to create good things were the medals and important treasures for me:

  • 音楽 means music.
  • 民族 means exotic and ethnic things.
  • 音符 means notes.

Combining these, the title was Musica Ethnote.

I hope this work has been performed by many bands and has reached the hearts of the audience.

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

Commercial Discography


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