Ceremony - Percussion Quintet

Ceremony - Percussion Quintet

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Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Percussion 1] Marimba, Tubular Bells
[Percussion 2] Vibraphone, Triangle
[Percussion 3] Snare Drum, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Castanet, Cymbal
[Percussion 4] Timpani, Bongo, 2 Wood Blocks
[Percussion 5] Tam-Tam, Sleigh Bell, 3 Toms, Bass Drum, Claves, Suspended Cymbal, Maracas, 2 Cowbells

Premiered at the Madoka Pia Large Hall in Onojo, Fukuoka in July, 2007.
Japan is said to be a band powerhouse in the world. Every year, the All Japan Band Association holds a band competition in the summer and an ensemble contest in the winter. However, the number of original works for percussion ensemble is extremely small compared to those for winds. I am often asked for music consultations from fellow directors.
The performance time of this work "Ceremony" was set to be within 5 minutes considering ensemble contest regulations. In addition, the percussion voices were designed to be common equipment to be found in any secondary school band room.

(Takayoshi Yoshioka)