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Takeda Lullaby

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Benjamen Yeo

Traditional, arranged by Benjamin Yeo


Subtitle: A Japanese Folk Song Setting for Wind Band


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00;   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00br />


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
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
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells (or Kagura-Suzu)
  • Snare Drum (or Shime-Daiko)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes, bamboo

Choir (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Takeda Lullaby (Japanese: 竹田の子守唄 or Takeda no komoriuta) is a popular Japanese cradle song. It originated in Takeda, Fushimi, Kyoto. This song has long been sung among the people in the burakumin areas of Kyoto and Osaka in a slightly different form for a long time. n this lullaby a young girl comforts herself with singing about her miserable situation. One day she was forcibly sent away to work for a rich family at a village across the mountain. Every day as she works with a baby on her back she is reminded of her family, looking at the silhouette of the mountains in the direction of her homeland.

During the 1960s, it was picked up as a theme song by the Buraku Liberation League, particularly its branch at Takeda.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This truly authentic cross-cultural work is a beautiful setting of the famous Japanese folk song Takeda Lullaby (or “Takeda No Komoriuta”). Using (optional) traditional Japanese percussion instruments, this exquisite work has an amazing rhythmic and harmonic touch.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the 2015-16 Wilson Junior High School Band (El Centro, CA) for "Concert of Premieres" 2016" Mr. Mitch Sturman, Director.

- Program Note from score


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