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Battle of the Samurai

By Timothy Loest

Concert band - Level 0.5
Composed by Timothy Loest. Concert Band. FJH Starter Series. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute, 40 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1364).

Item Number: FJ.B1364

This daring work tells the story of courageous Japanese soldiers, guided by a code of loyalty, bravery and honor. The mysterious opening moves quickly into an energetic battle, complete with explosive shouts and clashing swords. An optional advanced snare drum part is perfect for your skilled percussionist. Easy music that sounds advanced!
The country of Japan is located along Asia's eastern coast. Once isolated from the West, Japan is now a modern nation-state and economic superpower. Japan's warrior class, known as the samurai, emerged in the 12th century and endured for seven hundred years. They were private soldiers hired by wealthy landowners to protect property. Adorned in lacquered metal armor, their weapons included the dagger, bow, and sword. While history tells us how people lived, music communicates how they felt. Best wishes as you experience Battle of the Samurai. May your music take you to different times and distant places!

About FJH Starter Series

Introduction to Beginning Band - Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece. Grade .5

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  • 5

    Bruce Hicks
    Liverpool .england
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  • 2009-03-01 00:00:00.0 Great teaching material

    This has been an excellent work for my grade 4's and 5 band, lots to involve the young people in and keep their interest. Could do a lot with this a a cross curriculum piece of music

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