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Sensei's Ride on the Cherry Blossom Express

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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


Full Score
C Piccolo (& Flute)
Flute I-II
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
String Bass
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


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 from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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