Snow of an Aynu Village

From Wind Repertory Project
Hirokazu Fukushima

Hirokazu Fukushima

General Info

Year: 2007 / 2013
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part One

  • Flute/Piccolo
  • E-flat Clarinet (optional)

Part Two

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • Soprano Saxophone (optional)
  • Oboe (optional)

Part Three

  • Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)

Part Four

  • Trumpet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
  • Alto Saxophone (optional)

Part Five

  • Horn
  • Alto Saxophone (optional)
  • Tenor Saxophone (optional)
  • Trumpet (optional)

Part Six

  • Trombone
  • Tenor Saxophone (optional)
  • Horn (optional)
  • Euphonium (optional)

Part Seven

  • Tuba
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Euphonium
  • String Bass

Part Eight

  • Timpani
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Wind Chime
  • Vibraphone

Part Nine (optional)

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone

Part Ten (optional)

  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Euphonium

Part Eleven (optional)

  • Finger Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Snow of an Aynu Village (2007) “represents people in [an] Aynu village living strongly and worshipping gods in snow,” according to the work’s score. The piece was written on a commission from a junior high school on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. The southern part of this island has historically been home to the Ainu (or Aynu) people, a group with its own language (including many dialects) that has recently been recognized as an indigenous ethnicity in Japan. The Ainu are now still concentrated in southern Hokkaido, with some pockets in the nearby parts of Russia and the Kuril Islands, among other places.

- Program Note from Wind Band Literature


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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