Snow of an Aynu Village (score) - Flexible 7 Parts & Percussion

Snow of an Aynu Village (score) - Flexible 7 Parts & Percussion

[Part 1] Flute (doubling Picclo), Eb Clarinet
[Part 2] Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Oboe
[Part 3] Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Clarinet
[Part 4] Bb Trumpet, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone
[Part 5] F Horn, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 6] Trombone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn, Euphonium
[Part 7] Tuba, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Euphonium, String Bass
[Part 8/Percussion 1] Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Triangle, Wood Block, Wind Chimes, Vibraphone
[Part 9(optional)] BbClarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone
[Part 10(optional)] Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn, Euphonium
[Part 11/Percussion 2(optional)] Sleigh Bells, Glockenspiel, Tambourine, Wood Block, Marimba, Suspended Cymbal, 4 Toms, Finger Cymbal, Snare Drum, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Tam-tam

The original octet was commissioned by Ishiyama Junior High School in 2007.
Because the request came from Hokkaido (the northernmost state in Japan), I decided to do a piece featuring Aynu folk songs. Snow of an Aynu Village represents Aynu people living resolutely and worshiping gods in snow.

Though this version is for 8 players, perform with the resonant image of a concert band. If possible, please utilize optional parts as well. Since the range of each instrument from the original version is retained, those ranges may need adjustment to best suit your selection of instruments and voices.

(Hirokazu Fukushima)