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Hoshina Hiroshi Miko Dance Co84

Hiroshi Hoshina
Miko Dance

for horn and orchestra

  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 15'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Japanese Composers Series
  • Composed: 2006

Reference: CO84a
Piano reduction (solo part included)


  • Instrumentation:, strings

  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Editions Bim


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 mat... Read more

About Miko Dance

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.