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Crescent Moon Dance

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Akito Matsuda

Akito Matsuda

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Yamaha Music Media
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.17 (¥4950)

For further purchasing information, see the Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Crescent Moon Dance is a work composed for the anime film Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium). The film is based on the anime novel Sound Euphonium Welcome to Kitauji High School's Concert Band, by Ayano Takeda.

Within the film, the fictional Namie Horikawa composes the Crescent Moon Dance as the number one most difficult piece on the list of pre-approved pieces released by the All-Japan Band Association judges. The Kitauji director, the fictional Noboru Taki, chooses the work for contest, hoping to impress the judges by playing something that the other bands were unlikely to choose.

The piece features a challenging trumpet solo.

The full conductor score was released, without parts, with the DVD of the anime film.

- Program Note adapted from Fandom


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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