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Dragon Dance

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Michael Story

Michael Story


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: 0.5 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The dragon dance is a popular event in traditional Chinese culture, especially during Chinese New Year celebrations. Originating during the Han Dynasty, the dance is carried out by a team of performers that carry the dragon on poles.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Beginning bands can now display the fascinating color and exuberance of this traditional Chinese celebration. Using the first six notes found in most beginning methods, beginning wind players can perform with confidence, and the percussion section can play this lively re-creation of an important multicultural event.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP V


Performances

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