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Hiroaki Kataoka

Hiroaki Kataoka

Subtitle: Percussion Quartet

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:

  • Bongo
  • Chime
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Timpani
  • Toms
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A sustained D introduces the piece, which gradually turns into something more compelling. A melody is created with the Arabic maqam mode of quarter tones based on D·Eb·F#·G·A·C. In solemnity, it reflects a powerful spirit. Hence, the title (though it is not based on a famous vodka).

The mid-section chorale is also based on the maqam mode. However, the style is more mysterious than in the opening. From rehearsal letter I, a major mode is first introduced. The music should build to an intense conclusion. There is a modulation of the maqam mode at L. This is the point to add more energy and excitement.

Some parts of the music may be a little challenging and may not be accessible for everyone, but a musical experience is more than just playing the notes. I hope that everyone who plays this work will share its unique musical experience with the ensemble and the audience.

Commissioned by Kitakata High School Band.

- Program Note from publisher

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