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Distant Castle, The

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $42.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
French Horn
Piano (Opt.)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Chu-Daiko (Opt. Floor Tom)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree
  • O-Daiko (Opt. Bass Drum)
  • Shime Daikos (Opt. Bongos)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Distant Castle is a musical portrait of the famous Black Castle, located in the city of Matsumoto, Japan, is vividly brought to life through themes that are both dramatic and bold. Featuring the percussion section throughout, Distant Castle is educationally sound programming for any concert setting and your percussionists may enjoy the optional opportunity to perform on traditional Japanese Taiko drums. The culture, beauty and history of Japan come to life in this new work for the beginning band by James Swearingen.

The Distant Castle is dedicated to my dear friend Akira Toda and the wonderful people of Japan.

Program Note from Publisher Web-site


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