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Letter from Sado

Commissioned by American Composers Forum

By Jodie Blackshaw

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Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 3
Commissioned by American Composers Forum. Composed by Jodie Blackshaw. BandQuest. Concert, Japanese. Softcover. Published by American Composers Forum (HL.4004131).

Item Number: HL.4004131

ISBN 9781495006937. 9x12 inches.

Letter from Sado is an exciting piece for young band designed to draw out the musicality in young players. With a focus on interpretation of an ancient haiku poem with natural imagery, performers are invited to become decision makers about specific sections in the music. Their decisions include ideas regarding tempo, dynamics and articulation in order to represent a “wild stormy sea” and a “still starry night.” Free interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching Sado is available at Duration: 5-7 minutes

Recorded by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble – Craig Kirchhoff, conductor

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Aux Perc 1 Team White 2 pages

Aux Perc 2 Team White 2 pages

Baritone B.C. Team Green 2 pages

Baritone Or Trombone Team Blue 2 pages

Baritone T.C. Team Green 2 pages

Bassoon Team Teal 2 pages

Bb Bass Clarinet Team Blue 2 pages

Bb Clarinet (Opt) Team Teal 2 pages

Bb Clarinet Team Orange 2 pages

Bb Clarinet Team Yellow 2 pages

Bb Tenor Saxophone Team Teal 2 pages

Bb Trumpet Team Purple 2 pages

Bb Trumpet Team Red 2 pages

Eb Alto Saxophone Team Orange 2 pages

Eb Alto Saxophone Team Red 2 pages

Eb Baritone Sax Team Blue 2 pages

F Horn Team Purple 2 pages

Flute Team Orange 2 pages

Flute Team Yellow 2 pages

Full Score 1 page

Keyboard (Opt) Team Blue 2 pages

Mallet Perc 1 Bells Team White 2 pages

Mallet Perc 2 Chimes Team Whit 2 pages

Oboe Team Yellow 2 pages

Percussion 1 Team Black 2 pages

Percussion 2 Team Black 2 pages

Trombone Team Green 2 pages

Trombone Team Teal 2 pages

Tuba Team Blue 2 pages

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