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Masao Yabe

Masao Yabe

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General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


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-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This delightfully musical march, one of Maestro Frederick Fennell’s favorites, was one of five test piece options for the 1993 All Japan Band Contest. Its enduring fame prompted a new edition in 2012 by the All Japan Band Association for the enjoyment of a new generation of bands.

-Program Note by the Kagoshima Joho High School Wind Orchestra

After the cold winter, in March, April and May, the warm climate starts and people willingly go outside the house. Trees in the park become green and under the trees, musical performers enjoy performing on the weekend. People, who do not play instruments, also enjoy the music.

I 'Masao Yabe' composed the piece 'March, April and May', picturing those scenes above. The march is fairly simple music. However the music can have various tones, depending on the way of performing. Counter line is very important in this piece and please be aware of the balanced harmony.

-Program notes from the score. Translated from Japanese


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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