Concert Band

Furusato

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Duration
Grade
Publisher
2:30
2
ItoMusic / Brain
Premiered on 26 November 2011

Furusato, or "My Country Home" is a very popular folksong dear to many, particularly after the East Japan Earthquake disaster. This song shares a nostalgic longing for one's hometown.

This band arrangement is similar in style to Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry". The tempo is slower than the original song and performed like a chorale. The later brass line should be brought to the fore.

It was premiered on November 26th, 2011 at the FUYUON! 2011 joint concert as an encore piece by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-Tie Wind Ensemble and the National Hsinchu University of Education Wind Orchestra.

Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flutes in C (div.)
Oboe (div.)
Bassoons (div.)
Clarinet in Eb

Clarinets in Bb 1, 2, 3
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophones in Eb (div.)

Tenor Saxophone in Bb

Baritone Saxophone in Eb

Trumpets in Bb 1, 2, 3
Horns in F 1, 2, 3, 4
Trombone 1, 2, 3
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)


String Bass
Harp

 

Timpani