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Impressions of Japan

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James Barnes

James Barnes


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Movements

1. Joetsu Asahi (Dawn in Joetsu)
2. Todaiji (The Great Buddha at Nara)
3. Askusa Matsuri (Festival in Asakusa)


Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flutes I-II-III
Oboes I-II (II doubles English Horn)
Bassoons I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinets I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-alto Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpets I-II-III-IV
F Horns I-II-III-IV
Trombones I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Double Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves, large (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals (optional)
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tambourine (optional)
  • Tom-Toms (3) (small and large)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes, metal and bamboo
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A tone poem in three sections expressing the composer’s personal portrayal of his experiences in visiting Japan: I. Joetsu Asahi (Dawn in Joetsu) II. Todaiji (The Great Buddha at Nara) III. Askusa Matsuri (Festival in Asakusa).


Media


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • Barnes, J. (1994). Impressions of Japan [score]. Southern Music Company: Sam Antonio, Tex.
  • Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. (2013). AR Required Music List by Grade (12-5-13). Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. pp. 26.