Heroes of the Forest - Flexible Octet

Heroes of the Forest - Flexible Octet

  • Composer: Tamura, Shuhei
  • Grade: 3.5
  • Duration: 4:30
  • Genre: Adaptable Octet
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: FLMS-87070
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Eb Clarinet
[Part 2] Oboe, Flute
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Oboe
[Part 4] Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone
[Part 5] Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Horn in F
[Part 6] Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba
[Percussion 1] Vibraphone, Timpani, Glockenspiel
[Percussion 2] Glockenspiel, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chimes

The original woodwind octet was commissioned by Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, Tamagawa Academy, and premiered at the 2008 Tokyo Elementary School Ensemble Contest.

The setting is in a forest, and various instruments represent different characters. The story line is creative and performers should think freely and enjoy expressing their own ideas.

Original instrumentation was Flute/Oboe/Soprano Saxophone/2 Alto Saxophones /Bass Clarinet/2 Percussion.
I revised it for flexible instrumentation in 2016.

(Shuhei Tamura)