Sonatine - Percussion Octet

Sonatine - Percussion Octet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Percussion 1] Marimba
[Percussion 2] Xylophone, Glockenspiel
[Percussion 3] Vibraphone
[Percussion 4] Timpani
[Percussion 5] 4 Tom-toms
[Percussion 6] Snare Drum
[Percussion 7] Bass Drum, Triangle, Tambourine
[Percussion 8] Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum

"Sonatine" was written for Shugakuin Junior High School Band, Kyoto, in 1998. It was revised a year later and given its first performance in December, 1999. This is an octet with lively feelings, written in three-part form, A-B-A, which develops a large ending with unisons in the keyboards. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a rich singing style, and its educational consideration allows beginners to also perform.