Japanese Songs - Saxophone Quartet

Japanese Songs - Saxophone Quartet

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[Japanese folk songs medley - 11 songs]
Haru no Umi
Sakura Sakura
Hamabe no Uta
Tanko Bushi
Donguri Korokoro
Zui-Zui Zukkorobashi
Usagi to Kame
Soran Bushi
Kono Michi

Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

This is a medley of 11 carefully selected songs from wonderful tunes sung in Japan.
The changes in seasons are condensed into each song. I would appreciate it if you could show the richness of the melody and the subtle or bold changes in the accompaniment while emphasizing the texture of each song.

Though swing is used at F "Tanko Bushi", please express clear time. J "Donguri Korokoro", K "Zui-zui-zukkorobashi", and M "The Hare and The Tortoise" were arranged for medium swing. Please enjoy the development that differs much from the simplicity of the original song. N "Soran Bushi" is in fast swing, so I expect a thrilling performance that prioritizes the sense of speed rather than swing of eighth notes. Although this is a long piece, you can select specific songs, for example, playing only "Furusato".

(Yosuke Fukuda)