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Sensei's Ride on the Cherry Blossom Express

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo (& Flute)
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block

Bandsmen vocalizing


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Composed in honor of the 80th birthday of famed Japanese conductor Toshio Akiyama, Sensei's Ride On The Cherry Blossom Express is based upon his love for trains and, in particular, the classic SL D51 steam engine. Our musical journey by train begins at the station in Omiya and takes us on a ride through the most beautiful of countrysides. The scenery is breathtaking and includes the famed cherry blossoms (sakura).

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Austin (Tx.) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) - 13 May 2018
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Springdale) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) - 23 April 2016
  • Montgomery County (Penn.) Concert Band – Spring 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Smith, R. (2010). Sensei's ride on the cherry blossom express [score]. Birch Island Music Press: Oskaloosa, Iowa.