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Paul Yoder

Paul Yoder

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General Info

Year: 1966
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Volkwein Bros.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Condensed 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 Cornets I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Ratchet
  • Slide Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom Tom
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On one of Paul Yoder's trips to Japan, he became enamored with a type of pinball game. Popular throughout this island nation, it is a game of skill, as a player attempts to guide a small steel ball through a series of wickets. If he or she is successful, more steel balls are released, and although this is not a gambling game, prizes such as candy bars are offered as a reward for excellence. Wonderfully descriptive sounds prevail, with an exciting percussion part.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Yoder, P. (1966). Pachinko [score]. Volkwein Bros.: Pittsburgh, Penn.