The Language of Flowers: Mov\'t 1 & 2 - Percussion Quartet

The Language of Flowers: Mov't 1 & 2 - Percussion Quartet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
Percussion 1
[1st Movement] Glockenspiel, (Triangle), (Tree Chime), (Suzu)
[2nd Movement] Marimba(1)*, Triangle

Percussion 2
[1st Movement] Vibraphone
[2nd Movement] Triangle, Xylophone, Glockenspiel

Percussion 3
[1st Movement] Marimba
[2nd Movement] Congas, Marimba(2)*

Percussion 4
[1st Movement] Bass Marimba, Finger Cymbals, Wind Chime, Suzu
((Optional Percussion 4))**
Finger Cymbals, Wind Chime, Triangle, Tree Chime, Suzu
[2nd Movement]
Cowbell, Bass Drum (pedal), Snare Drum, Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Vibraphone, Wood Blocks

**If bass marimba is not available, please play optional percussion 4 and remove (Triangle, Tree Chime, Suzu) from percussion 1.
*Marimba can be shared.

Commissioned by a renowned percussionist Mariko Yamamoto.
Since the theme of the concert where this work was premiered was "Flowers Dance", I titled it "Language of Flowers". I was told about the atmosphere of music when first asked to compose. Therefore, I have picked flowers that best depicted the atmosphere of the music.
The style of the music is exactly what the flowers symbolize. The first movement is gentle and sweet. The second movement is lively and spirited. This is a good repertoire for both concerts and contests.

(Hiroki Takahashi)