Japanese Dance - Bertrand Moren - Euphonium and Piano

Reference:  SMEMRJD
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Bugaku is a very ancient form of traditional Japanese dance music. Executed only by men at imperial court ceremonies, Bugaku reinforces the gravity of Gagaku by the absence of string instruments. Some pieces are danced with masks, others with the face bare and without make-up. The Togaku (left-hand) dancers enter the stage from the left and are dressed in red with gold ornaments. The Komagaku (right-hand) dancers enter from the right and have blue costumes with silver accessories.

There are three movements in a Bugaku piece : Jo — very slow and free Ha - regular beat, but still slow Kyu - the tempo quickens and concludes the dance. This solo is inspired by Bugaku, trying to recreate the atmosphere of this music and using traditional Japanese modes and rhythms. The structure follows the three parts mentioned above, ?rst a slow free cadenza, then a slow but metrically regular part, then a fast and virtuosic ?nale. The composer has not however attempted to create authentically Japanese music, because the latter does not use the same tuning, sounds or tonal structure as Western music. This is a free adaptation of oriental music to the Euphonium. Listen to this solo in a version for cornet: https://www.reift.ch/popupPlayerCd.php?id=15028&ModPagespeed=off


Duration 7.30

Difficulty  4+/6

Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano score

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