Disco Kid - Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion

Disco Kid - Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 2] Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 4] Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon, F Horn Trombone, Euphonium
[Part 5] Bassoon, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, String Bass, Electric Bass Guitar
[Drum Set]
[Percussion 1(optional)] Tambourine, Triangle
[Percussion 2(optional)] Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Timpani
[Cajon (Drum Set optional)]

Disco Kid
1977 All Japan Band Competition Required Piece
Revised version premiered by Tokyo Elements on September, 22, 2018

Many pop pieces were selected as AJBC required pieces at the time, but among them, Disco Kid has been extremely popular and famous.Nowadays it has been known as a masterpiece of the concert band standard repertoire. It was considered a challenging and unlucky song at that time, and in the junior high and high school divisions of the competition, there were no gold prize winning groups for this work. At the university division, Asia University did a great performance, but there was an unexpected occurrence that disqualified them for overtime.

(Osamu Shoji)