Song of Tosagata by Mike Hannickel. For concert band. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB175).
Song of Tosagata is a skillfully crafted arrangement of an authentic ballad from Northern Japan. Filled with multicultural and inter- disciplinary enrichment possibilities, this delicate and mysterious work features timbres And textures reminiscent of the classic Japanese instrumental trio comprised of the Shakuhachi, Samisen, And Koto. Adding to the arrangement's uniqueness and authentic flavor are optional parts for autoharp (also playable on synthesizer) and template bells, playable on a student-made version of the traditional instrument.
About Standard of Excellence in Concert
The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.
Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.