Traditional, arranged by Benjamin Yeo
Subtitle: A Japanese Folk Song Setting for Wind Band
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00; | Score Only (print) - $8.00br />
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
Horn in F
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Finger Cymbals
- Sleigh Bells (or Kagura-Suzu)
- Snare Drum (or Shime-Daiko)
- Suspended Cymbal
- Wind Chimes, bamboo
None discovered thus far.
Takeda Lullaby (Japanese: 竹田の子守唄 or Takeda no komoriuta) is a popular Japanese cradle song. It originated in Takeda, Fushimi, Kyoto. This song has long been sung among the people in the burakumin areas of Kyoto and Osaka in a slightly different form for a long time. n this lullaby a young girl comforts herself with singing about her miserable situation. One day she was forcibly sent away to work for a rich family at a village across the mountain. Every day as she works with a baby on her back she is reminded of her family, looking at the silhouette of the mountains in the direction of her homeland.
During the 1960s, it was picked up as a theme song by the Buraku Liberation League, particularly its branch at Takeda.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
This truly authentic cross-cultural work is a beautiful setting of the famous Japanese folk song Takeda Lullaby (or “Takeda No Komoriuta”). Using (optional) traditional Japanese percussion instruments, this exquisite work has an amazing rhythmic and harmonic touch.
- Program Note from publisher
Commissioned by the 2015-16 Wilson Junior High School Band (El Centro, CA) for "Concert of Premieres" 2016" Mr. Mitch Sturman, Director.
- Program Note from score
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Maroon Campus Band (Preston Webb, conductor) - 30 April 2020 (Performance scheduled, but concert canceled)
- Lahainaluna High School (Maui, Hi.) Concert Band (Myron K.M. Carlos, conductor) – 2 April 2019
Works for Winds by This Composer
- As the Moon Whispers
- At the Break of Gondwana
- Bach to the Beat!
- Beyond the Highlands
- Chopsuey! (2016)
- City of Dreams
- Future of Tomorrow
- Legend of the Ancient Hero (2008)
- Phoenix Overture
- Redhill (2014)
- Silver Light! (2019)
- Symphonic Prelude
- Takeda Lullaby (as arranger) (2017)
- Voyage to the End of the Earth