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Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints Op. 211

Hanga Genso

By Alan Hovhaness

Xylophone, piano
Hanga Genso. Composed by Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000). Percussion. Modern. Piano Reduction, Solo Part. Duration 00:15:00. Edition Peters #EP66023A. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP66023A).

Item Number: PE.EP66023A

ISBN 9790300716015.

Xylophone and Piano

Dedicated to Yoichi Hiraoka

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  • December 03, 2008 Fantasy on Japanese Wood Prints

    I am a senior in high school who has been playing percussion for 8 years now. Some previous solos I've performed are Valse Brillante (by George H. Green) and The Golden Age of the Xylophone (medley Arr. Randy Eyles.) When I ordered the piece, I had only listened to...

    a recording of the orchestral version. While it is difficult to find a pianist who can imitate the ethereal and dynamic sounds of the orchestra, it is certainly worthwhile to add to one's repertoire. I find that the best sound comes from a synthetic xylophone struck with articulate plastic mallets (I use the Innovative Percussion OS3s.) One of the more interesting qualities of this piece is that most of the dynamics and tempos can be interpreted to the desire of the soloist (often, but not always, indicated by the Senza Misura markings.) I would recommend this piece to any skilled xylophonists who want to move beyond classical transcriptions and ragtime pieces.

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