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Tea Harvesting / arr. Kouichirou Oguni [Flexible Quartet] [score and parts]

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Score and Parts

Tea Harvesting (from Japanese Folk Songs Selection -Songs from Homeland-)
composed by Unknown
arranged by Kouichirou Oguni


Publisher:Golden Hearts Publications(ONSA)

Printing Material:color fine paper

PDF download version is also available.

Program notes:

*This work is an excerpt of the title song from the previously published "Japanese Folk Songs Selection -Songs from Homeland (Furusatono-uta)-".

On this work, “Japanese Folk Songs Selection”, I selected Japanese folk songs which I would like to be passed down to posterity. This time, the theme is “Songs from Homeland (Furusato-no-uta)”, and I selected pieces which will remind us of Japanese landscape.

“Japanese Folk Songs Selection” will be created in the near future, with other themes.

 Except few pieces and parts, I tried to arrange pieces like vocal music, not instrumental music. Therefore, singing may be a good practice on this work. Although without instruments, I presume singing will be a good practice so that you put together breathing and pitch with other players.


Remarks on Performance:

Piano and Percussion are optional parts and you can perform without those instruments. In this case, bars which are surrounded by [vi=] and [=de] may be omitted.

Percussion score is for Drum Set, but, if Drum Set is not available, you can replace with Bass Drum (B. D.) and Snare Drum (S. D.) whose snare is off.


About Instrumentation:

Each part can be selected flexibly by all instruments. For instance, Bb Clarinet can play Part. I, II, and III. Similarly, Trombone (B.C.) can play Part. II, III, and IV.

According to band members and their instruments, you may play 1 octave higher or lower than part score.

Each part is: Part. I: Soprano, Part. II: Alto, Part. III: Tenor, Part. IV: Baritone

Adjustment according to above role will be suitable.

In addition, for some phrases, performance by 1 octave higher notes may be effective like solo.

 For your information, higher notes of Bass Clef in Part. IV (ex. Trombone (B.C.)) is same to Bb Instruments in Part. IV (ex. Trombone (T.C.)) in actual sound.

 On this work, I tried to arrange so that 5 or more wind instruments players perform together, and all of band members can join ensemble. When dynamics range of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone is well harmonized, the number of players is not a problem.

Or, for example, if some players perform Part. I, some players may perform 1 octave higher notes from part score.

You can consider ensemble “Flexibly”, according to your band.

(Kouichirou Oguni)

Reference music


Part. I (Soprano)
 C Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Violin, etc.
 Bb Instruments: Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, etc.
 Eb Instruments: Eb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, etc.

Part. II (Alto)
 C Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Violin, etc.
 Bb Instruments: Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet,
 Bb Baritone (T.C.), etc.
 Eb Instruments: Eb Alto Saxophone, Eb Alto Clarinet, Eb Horn, etc.
 F Instruments: F Horn, etc.
 C Clef: Viola
 Bass Clef: Bassoon, Trombone (B.C.), Euphonium (B.C.), Violoncello, etc.

Part. III (Tenor)
 Bb Instruments: Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Bass Clarinet, Bb Baritone(T.C.), Bb Trombone (T.C.), etc.
 Eb Instruments: Eb Alto Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone,Eb Horn, etc.
 F Instruments: F Horn, etc.
 C Clef: Viola
 Bass Clef: Trombone (B.C.), Euphonium (B.C.), Bassoon, Violoncello, etc.

Part. IV (Baritone)
 Bb Instruments: Bb Bass Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trombone (T.C.), Bb Baritone (T.C.) Bb Euphonium (T.C.), Bb Tuba (T.C.), etc.
 Eb Instruments: Eb Baritone Saxophone, Eb Contra Alto Clarinet, Eb Tuba (T.C.),etc.
 Bass Clef: (Higher Notes): Trombone (B.C.), Euphonium (B.C.), Violoncello, Contrabass,etc. (Lower Notes): Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Tuba (B.C.), etc.