Symphonic Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Yosuke Fukuda

Yosuke Fukuda

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 22:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $24.00


1. Renaissance Dances - 5:00
2. Tango - 5:45
3. Hoedown - 3:00
4. Spirituals Bon-Odori-Uta - 4:40
5. Belly Dance - 4:10


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bell Tree
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Maracas
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Symphonic Dances for Wind Ensemble was commissioned by the Central Band of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. The suite’s five movements present “dances of the world." While the energetic quality and spirituality of each dance should be captured, the collection is still intended to entertain. Each movement is complete and can be performed accordingly.

I. Renaissance Dances. An homage to European flavor and style from the time of Gervaise, Susato and Praetorius. After the introduction, the steps of courante, pavane, galliard, and branle appear.

II. Tango. This section is more an earthy and piquant Argentine romance than an elegant continental tango.

III. Hoedown. Here is the scene of the rodeo and a free-spirited Western swing feel.

IV. Spirituals Bon-Odori-Uta. This is a requiem on the Bon-Okuri ceremony guiding ancestors back to the spiritual world. The initial piccolo motif repeats a chant in the rhythm of bon odori (a bon dance) and develops as a variation on Owara-bushi, a beautiful folk song from Toyama prefecture. The traditional bon odori have evolved into summer festival entertainment.

V. Belly Dance. The belly dance is typically Arabic, its music performed by strings and drums, played with passion and flamboyance and a sense of bacchanalia and abandon, as well as a heavy sense of rhythm.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Florida: V


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