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Symphonic Dances

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Yosuke Fukuda

Yosuke Fukuda


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 22:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $24.00


Movements

1. Renaissance Dances - 5:02
2. Tango - 5:36
3. Hoedown - 3:00
4. Spirituals Bon-Odori-Uta - 3:51
5. Belly Dance - 4:15


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
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


Errata

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 by publisher


Commercial Discography


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State Ratings

  • Florida: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References