Echoes of Kyoto by John O'reilly. Concert Band. Concert Band. Yamaha Band Series. Form: Overture. Grade 1. Conductor Score. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.18789S).
The pentatonic scale is effectively used to create an exotic overture-style piece that evokes images of the ancient Japanese city. Simple but prominent percussion play a major role in the "Allegro," and flutes shine in the slow middle section. This exciting composition correlates with the Yamaha Band Student, Book 1, page 26.