Spring Arrives - Flexible Band 4 Parts & Percussion

Spring Arrives - Flexible Band 4 Parts & Percussion

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

As winter's end approaches, there are signs of spring. Flowers bloom, birds and animals move about, transforming into a colorful and lively world. This work was composed with the hope that it would be possible to fly like a bird over a hill covered in flower blossoms.
The spring of 2020 was an unprecedented situation of isolation. Even so, familiar flowers faithfully blooming healed my heart. Each flower has its own language, such as "hope," "friendship," and "peace." The middle of the piece expresses the warmth of spring that brings a lot of life. Specifically, I focused on the sky blue nemophila flower. I hope the peaceful daily life will return so we can all play music, and freely enjoy ourselves again.
A percussion instrument is included as an option. I composed multiple parts while hitting the desk with the drumstick. The mood of the song will change considerably depending on which instrument you put in, but I would appreciate it if you try various sounds and select a percussion instrument that suits your image.

(Yuka Yamashita)