KARASUMA: A Fast Funk for Orchestra

For large orchestra/percussion includes trap set – Duration: c 07:00

Premiered by the Boston Pops, KARASUMA is a true “crossover” inspired by an encounter with music students in Doshisha Womens College in Kyotanabe, Japan.  Karasuma literally means “blackbird” but has more complex meanings in its use as the name of a street, subway line and district of the city of Kyoto.  It opens with a funky cowbell rhythm punctuated by brass material which is later transformed into a beautiful and expansive divisi string section leading  back to a “big band shout chorus” finale.

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Catalog: Orchestral Music