After Hokusai Op89 for two flutes by Carey Blyton
Includes score only
An area of the Japanese ukioyo-e or 'pictures of the floating world' is made up of kacho-ga- literally, 'flower-and-bird pictures'. The idea underlying kacho-ga was not a simple reproduction of nature, but an expression of subjective emotion, giving pleasure to the refined mind that delights in the comptemplation of natural beauty. The artist Hokusai, together with his great contemporary, Hiroshige, brought this art to its highest form.
These five little pieces, each based on a Kokusai print, make use of various conventions of traditional Japanese music, such as the (differing) forms of Japanese 'soft' and 'hard' scales.