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Ama-No-Iwato Ballet Suite

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Isao Matsushita

Isao Matsushita

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General Info

Year: 2004 / 2010
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tokyo Hustle Copy
Cost: Score and Parts (Rental) - 55,000 yen


C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (I doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
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
Double Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bamboo
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bell
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-tom
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ama-no-Iwato (天の岩戸, literally "heaven's rock cave") is a cave in Japanese mythology. According to the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) and the Nihon Shoki, the bad behavior of Susano'o, the Japanese god of storms, drove his sister Amaterasu into the Ama-no-Iwato cave. The land was thus deprived of light.

In order to get Amaterasu out of the cave, the other gods called Yao-yorozu-no-kami threw a party outside with wisdom of Omoikane. The goddess Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto performed a lewd dance, eliciting laughter. Amaterasu grew curious about the source of amusement and peeked out of the cave entrance. She became fascinated by her own reflection in the Yata no Kagami mirror which the other gods had crafted and hung before the cave for that purpose, and stood transfixed. Ame-no-tajikarao then forced the cave open and the world was bathed in light once again. As Amaterasu stepped out of the cave a holy seal was applied to it so that she could never go back into hiding.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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