Makam Dances

Makam Dances

  • Composer: Kataoka, Hiroaki
  • Grade: 5.5
  • Duration: 7:45
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A079S
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Bass Tuba
String Bass (optional)

[Percussion 1] Timpani, Suspended Cymbal, Maracas, Bongo
[Percussion 2] Suspended Cymbal, Whip, 4 Toms, Snare Drum, Mokusyou, Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals
[Percussion 3] Bass Drum, Tam-tam (optional), Mokusyou, Whip
[Percussion 4] Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Maracas, Xylophone
[Percussion 5] Marimba, Chimes, Tambourine, Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal

This was originally a septet commissioned by Kibougaoka High School Wind Orchestra (Nakama City, Fukuoka) in 2012. An introduction was added and it was published as a wind band work.
Makam is a system of melody types founded around the 7th century in Arabic countries and Turkey. There are now many types of makam. This work uses one typical sound group (F - H - C - D - Eb). Percussion instruments have characteristic rhythms and ornamentations, and they also play a role of supplementing the wind instruments.
The composition consists of a rhythmically fast first half, a lush Middle Eastern style interlude, and a second half tempo depicting an energetic dance incorporating the whole tone scale and makam mode.

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