Dreams Unlimited

Grade : 5
Duration : 12:30

The piece opens with a classical/romantic feel, followed by a mixture of emphatic rhythm patterns and styles in the second half, and a coda in the initial style. It combines symphonic motives with African-American rhythmic themes.
The “classical” section evokes Shobi’s long, prestigious history. A triple meter Vivace begins in a light French style. A compelling, melodic Adagio follows the Vivace. The beautiful soprano sax solo has a hint of jazz. As bold brass fanfares resonate, the musical momentum intensifies and gains an even more colorful character, like a Debussy symphonic poem.
At mid-point, a percussion entrance radically changes the atmosphere. Polyrhythmic phrases in the woodwinds overlap brass fills as the brass build into a strong a FUNK riff, establishing a groove for soprano sax improvisation. The style then alternates between FUNK and SWING. These alternations present a great opportunity for showmanship. Especially in the SWING section, having a lush “symphonic jazz” sound like the big band/strings effect of later Sinatra.
The end is a repeat of the beginning. A concluding fanfare is offered, heralding Shobi Gakuen’s bright future.

1st Flute
2nd Flute

1st Oboe
2nd Oboe (opt.)

1st & 2nd(opt.) Bassoon

Clarinet in Eb (opt.)
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Alto Clarinet in Eb (opt.)
Bass Clarinet in Bb

Soprano Saxophone in Bb 
Alto Saxophone in Eb
1st Tenor Saxophone in Bb
2nd Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb
4th Trumpet in Bb

1st & 2nd Horn in F
3rd & 4th Horn in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone
Bass Trombone

Euphonium (div.)
String Bass & Elctric Bass

Electric Guitar or Piano (opt.)


1st Percussion
Snare Drum
Bass Drum

2nd Percussion
Wind Chimes
Monkey Tambourine

3rd Percussion
Suspended Cymbal
Crash Cymbals

4th Percussion
Tubular Bells


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