Tales of the Kojiki
String Orchestra - Grade 2-2.5
Composed by Keiko Yamada. Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series. Score and Parts. With Standard notation. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.YAS64).
Item Number: CF.YAS64
This piece is based upon the Kojiki text for the Shinto religion. One of the many tales in this book is the story of creation, which is what this particular piece tries to depict. This original composition is based on the minor pentatonic scale, made most familiar to the West with the popular Japanese folk song "Sakura." This is a more dramatic side of composer Keiko Yamada.
About Carl Fischer Young String Orchestra Series
This series of Grade 2/Grade 2.5 pieces is designed for second and third year ensembles. The pieces in this series are characterized by:ulliOccasionally extending to third position/liliKeys carefully considered for appropriate difficulty/liliAddition of separate 2nd violin and viola parts/liliViola T.C. part included/liliIncrease in independence of parts over beginning levels/li/ul/p