AH, MATSUSHIMA! for orchestra and optional narrator

Composer: 

Print Edition Price: 

$59.95 full score

Year Authored (or revised): 

2014

Scoring: 

1222 2110 perc(2) strings

Duration (min): 

17

Text Source/Author: 

Japanese haikus from various 17th-C. and 18th-C. sources, including Basho (1644-1694), Onitsura (1661-1738), Ogawa Shushiki (1669-1725), and others. The source for the English translation of Japanese haikus is: Meika Haiku Shu published in Tokyo by Yohodo in 1914.

1 flute (doubling piccolo)
2 oboes
2 clarinets (Bb and A)
2 bassoons

2 horns in F
1 trumpet in C
1 trombone

2 percussion;
    perc. 1:xylophone, glockenspiel (orchestra bells - share with perc. 2),
                3 tom toms (single headed preferred),
                3 timpani (23", 25", 28"),
                3 Japanese temple bowls  (share with perc. 2),
                2 tam tams (medium and large
    perc. 2: marimba, 1 octave of crotales (either one)
                 tenor drum, glockenspiel (share with perc. 1)
                 3 Japanese temple bowls (share with perc. 1)

strings

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