Makam Dance - Flexible Septet

Makam Dance - Flexible Septet

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Clarinet
[Part 2] Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Eb Alto Saxophone
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Eb Alto Saxophone
[Part 4] Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 5] Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 6] Tuba, String Bass, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone
[Percussion] Tam-tam, 3 Toms, Maracas, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Marimba

Optional Part for Octet

This piece is also available as octet. Please use the following data for part 8 as necessary.

[Part 8] Bass Clarinet in Bb
[Part 8] Baritone Saxophone in Eb
[Part 8] Marimba

*If you choose marimba as part 8, please use this as part 7.
[Part 7] Percussion

Commissioned by Kibogaoka High School in Nakama City, Fukuoka.

I have always been fascinated by Middle Eastern music. Here I decided to utilize sound groups F, H, C, D, Eb.

There are many improvisational elements in the melodies of the first half (introduction). Focus on the character and musicality of each distinctive line. In the second half, Dances, the dynamic percussive feel brings out changing moods. Try to perform each segment with varied tonal effects.

Freely create a unique "Makam Dance" concept with your fellow musicians. I hope you have a wonderful performance!

(Hiroaki Kataoka)