Japanese Impressions

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Anthony Cirone

General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Columbia
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I: Orchestra bells, temple blocks(2), bamboo sticks
Player II: Xylophone, woodblocks(2), bamboo sticks
Player III: Tom-toms(3), bongos
Player IV: Suspended cymbal, finger cymbals, bass drum, bamboo windchimes
Player V: Timpani(4)

Program Notes


This new printing of Cirone's quintet is very readable, with all markings in the score and parts quite clear. The work is scored for orchestra bells, temple blocks, bamboo sticks, xylophone, two woodblocks, three tom- toms, bongos, suspended cymbal, finger cymbals, bass drum, bamboo wind chimes and four timpani. The A section features pentatonic keyboard phrases, and soloistic tom-tom and timpani passages. The B section uses mixed meters (2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8) and features the bamboo sticks, center-of-head timpani playing, and the woodblocks and temple blocks. After a return of the A material, a quiet largo molto (eighth note = 60) for soft mallets and hands concludes the work. Both mallet parts include some double-stops as well as rapid single strokes. The bongo part includes some timbale-like shell-and-head patterns. The timpani part includes only one pitch change. The work is as effective now as it was in 1971, and certainly deserves to be a part of the concert repertoire for accomplished high school and young university-level percussion ensembles. - John Baldwin, April 1998[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

4/4 for Four - Percussion Quartet
4-Mallet Etudes for Marimba - Marimba
4-Mallet Marimba Solos - Marimba
4-Mallet Studies for Marimba, Volume VI - Marimba
A Little Song - Percussion Sextet
A Sacred Mass for Chorus and Percussion - Percussion Quartet; Chorus
Advanced Marimba Duets, Volume III - Marimba Duo
Assimilation - Percussion Sextet
Boom-Whap - Percussion Sextet
Cairo Suite - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Dichotomy - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Double Concerto for Two Percussion and Orchestra - Percussion Duo; Orchestra
Double Fanfare - Percussion Ensemble (12) - Harrison/Cirone
Drums Galore - Percussion Sextet
Finale - Percussion Sextet
Five Items for Solo Marimba and Percussion Ensemble - Marimba; Percussion Quintet
Five Items for Soprano and Percussion - Percussion Quintet; voice
Four/Four for Four - Percussion Quartet
Fugue - Cirone - Percussion Quartet
Fugue for Percussion Sextet - Percussion Sextet
Gliding Along - Percussion Sextet
Japanese Impressions - Percussion Quintet
March Right In - Percussion Sextet
Nervous Notes - Percussion Sextet
NYSD: Orchestral Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Solo Percussion
Overture in Percussion - Percussion Quintet
Pentadic Striations - Percussion Quartet
Percussionality - Percussion Quintet
Processional - Percussion Sextet
Samba Classico - Percussion Quartet
Sonata No. 2 for Trumpet and Percussion - Percussion; Trumpet
Sonata No. 3 for Clarinet and Percussion - Percussion; Clarinet
Sonata No. 4 - Percussion; Violin; Piano
Sonata No.1 for Timpani and Piano - Timpani; Piano
Symphony No. 1 for Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Symphony No. 2 for Percussion - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Symphony No.3 (Sacred) - Percussion Sextet
Take Three - Percussion Trio
Three Phases - Percussion Quartet
Triptych - Percussion Quartet
Unaccompanied Solos for Marimba - Marimba

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