By BRIAN AGUILAR and NOAH CLARK
Style: World, Asian
Difficulty: EASY (Grade 2)
Drill: $495 (by ROBERT NIEVES)
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Fujin is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods. He is portrayed as a terrifying dark demon wearing a leopard skin and carrying a large bag of winds on his shoulders. In Japanese art, the deity is often depicted together with Raijin, the god of lightning, thunder, and storms.
This fun and energetic piece is perfect for a developing ensemble. The opening is a short and bold fanfare. Pentatonic scales are explored throughout the first movement. The 2nd movement takes us to a peaceful moment of reflection. The “battle scene” (3rd movement) is a great opportunity for full ensemble drumming on toms, taiko, etc. The final section kicks up the tempo and the intensity as the winds pick up!
Fujin is a collaborative effort between Brian Aguilar (pit) and Noah Clark (battery).
BASS DRUMS (5)
VIBES 1 & 2
MARIMBA 1 & 2
AUX 1, 2, & 3