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Hoshina Hiroshi Miko Dance Co84

Hiroshi Hoshina

Miko Dance

for horn and orchestra

Level: intermediate
Duration: 15'
Japanese Composers Series


CO84a Piano reduction (solo part included)
CO84b Orchestra score
CO84c Orchestra parts
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inspired by the movements of the traditional dance of a Miko

This piece is inspired by the slow and gentle movements of the traditional dance of a Miko (maiden integrated into the religious ritual of the Japanese Shinto-Shrine). This is a highly stylized dance, especially when compared to those of occidental cultures.

The solo horn inserts "cadential" phrases within the context of a formal musical structure in which the sound and expression resources of todays instruments are beautifully exploited on an richly colored orchestral accompaniment.

Instrumentation, strings
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Hiroshi Hoshina

Hiroshi Hoshina (*1936)

Hiroshi Hoshina was born in Tokyo on 1936. He is a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and is currently a member of faculty of music composition course at his alma mater. In 1960, he won First Prize in the orchestra category of the composition division at the 1960 Japan Music Competition. He is a former Professor at... Read more