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Senbazuru

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Erin Lilliefors

Erin Lilliefors


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:00-5:00
Difficulty: I-II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Leading Tones Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
Part 1A
Part 2
Part 2A
Part 3
Part 3A
Part 4
Part 4A
Part 5
Part 5A
Part 6

  • Tuba

Part 6A
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Rainstick
  • Shakers
  • Taiko Drums
  • Taiko Drums (bass)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In Japanese culture, legend tells that if you make a wish and fold 1000 paper cranes, your wish will be granted. This legend is what inspired the piece titled Senbazuru (Sen Ba Tsu Ru).

The piece brings you through the process of this legend. The opening statement is declaring a wish. From there the piece moves to a simple melody and eventually to an improvisational section.

As students transition back to the structured music we begin to hear the melody and taiko drums re-enter and take us back to the point of finishing our cranes. In the ending of the piece, the melody is augmented and found in two inner voices for the creation of the feeling of soaring, so that our wish that we first spoke can be carried away on the wings of a crane and granted.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

During the improvisational sections (there are two, one for percussion and one for winds) performers are given the opportunity to select the motifs they will play and interchange between, while soloists are performing over top of them. It is important that during this time, soloists are playing in their upper register, in order to soar above the group, like a crane would.


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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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