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Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song

By Samuel R. Hazo

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(score only) - Grade 4-5
Composed by Samuel R. Hazo. MusicWorks Grade 4. Score. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4002376).

Item Number: HL.4002376

10.5x14 inches.

A tour de force of exotic sounds and emotional design, this major work from Samuel Hazo will leave your audiences breathless. Based on the hauntingly beautiful Sunayama, this composition tells a story of the inner conflict of a Japanese girl who falls in love with an American. She is torn between a life with him in America and her longing for the culture of her childhood. From time to time she plays a music box given to her by her parents (Sunayama theme), bringing a flood of homeland memories. The composer weaves together a tapestry of sounds and moods as the piece builds to a fulfilling climax of musical drama and power. (5:30).

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Anderson, IN
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2007-06-18 00:00:00.0 AMAZING!

    I play flute, and our wind ensemble played this for one of our competition pieces! I heard it and i was in shock! It is so deep and moving. And i couldn't have been more excited to have the melody!!!! Great Work!

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  • 5

    Sydney W.
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2007-06-07 00:00:00.0 MY band is doing for our ballad..

    its beautiful!! we started learing it at the end of our school year so we could be ready for it for marching season, its our ballad, i almost cried, i was playing the french horn part. make sure you have a strong band to do this song. its needs to...

    tell it story, you need mature kids to do this song. its too beautiful to be played aroud with. its GOREGOUS. you need strong horns too. you've got to let people hear the story behind this. this is goregous i love this song, and so glad im on colorguard so i do the visual part of this song. it deserves all it can get. BUY THIS FOR A MATURE BAND

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  • 5

    Cassandra
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2007-03-17 00:00:00.0 I love it!

    Every time I play this piece with the story in mind I feel like I'm going to cry. It's a really good piece for Concert Bands, I recommend it to every one!

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  • 5

    Mark
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2006-03-02 00:00:00.0 Simply Moving....

    An absolute moving peice of music! Sam Hazo Knows how to write! This particular folk tune came from a music box owned by a japanese friend of Sam Hazo. She left Japan for her current husband in America. When missing her home country, she played the music box in rememberance...

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    Anonymous
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  • 2006-02-14 00:00:00.0 Amazing!

    I love playing "Fantasy On A Japanese Folk Song." It sounds so beautiful, and the ocean drum compliments this piece perfectly. It's a different type of style from "Perthshire Majesty," which I also enjoyed playing, but this song definitely isn't disappointing!

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