Concert band - Grade 4
Composed by Soichi Konagaya. Countries/Original Compositions. Molenaar Original Compositions. Recorded on Revival (ML.311057720). Full set. Duration 7 minutes, 39 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.011912050).
Item Number: ML.011912050
Japanese sounds, pentatonic scales, throbbing drums and (for Western wind orchestras something quite new), glissandi on the double-reed instruments. The fact that Molenaaris Editions for wind-orchestra are now sold worldwide has a reciprocal effect. Composers from countries such as Japan are gratified to see their work appearing in our lists of new publications. We consider ourselves fortunate that we have been able to publish this 'Japanese Tune', as we are convinced that it will exercise a refreshing new influence on the wind-music repertoire. Technically speaking, the opening section with its shrill glissandi is the most difficult. In the percussion, use can be made of the various Japanese Drums, but these can easily be replaced by Tom-Tom, Cymbals, Sleighbell, etc. etc.