Resources for Japanese Music Educators

The following two volumes are used by music educators in Japan:

  • Shougaku Ongakuno Okurimono, edited by Niimi Tokuhide, published by Kyouiku Shuppa
  • Shougakuseino Ongaku, edited by Kouichi Obara, Nobuyoshi Iinuma, and Kenjiro Urata, published by Kyouiku Geijyutusya

These volumes contain lessons using 36 musical compositions.
For some of these compositions, Stephen Malinowski has made animated graphical scores.
The chart below lists the 36 compositions, and provides links to Malinowski's videos.
If Malinowski makes more videos of these compositions, this page will be updated to include them.
For comments or questions (or if you'd like to support the production of these videos), contact Stephen Malinowski.

Index to compositions and videos

grade composer title video(s)
1-2
Anderson, Leroy The Syncopated Clock
1
Anderson, Leroy The Waltzing Cat
1
Jessel, Leon Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
1
Strauss, Johann Radetzky-Marsch (opus 228)
1
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich March, from The Nutcracker (opus 71a) video
2
Anderson, Leroy Sleigh Ride
2-4
Beethoven, Ludwig van 4. Turkish March (opus 113) video
2
Joplin, Scott The Entertainer video
2
Kodaly, Zoltan Viennese Musical Clock, from Hary Janos Suite
2
Mussorgsky/Ravel Ballet des Petits Poussins dans leurs Coques, from Pictures at an Exhibition
2
Prado, Perez Mambo No. 5
3
Anderson, Leroy Bugler's Holiday
3
Beethoven, Ludwig van 2. G major, from six Minuets (WoO 10) (in preparation)
3
Bizet, Georges IV. Carillon, from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
3-4
Bizet, Georges III. Menuetto IV. Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
3
Dvorak, Antonin Leopold Humoreske
3
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 8. Allegro, from 12 Duos C major (K. 487)
3
Prokofiev, Sergei Peter and The Wolf (opus 67)
3
Saint-Saens, Camille The Swan, from Le Carnaval des Animaux video, video
4
Grieg, Edvard Norwegian Dances No. 2 (Orchestra)
4
Grieg, Edvard In der Halle des Bergkonigs, from Peer Gynt Suite Nr. 1 (opus 46)video
4
Handel, Georg Frederich 2. Alla Hornpipe, from Water Music, Second Suite (HWV 349)video, video
4
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PAGENA!" from Die Zauberflote (K. 620)
4
Saint-Saens, Camille Introduction et Marche Royale du Lion, from Le Carnaval des Animaux Suite
5
Elgar, Edward Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (opus 39)
5
Khachaturian, Aram Sabre Dance, from Gayne
5
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 1. Allegro, from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (K. 525) video, video, video
5
Schubert, Franz 4. Theme and variations, from Piano Quintet in A major "Trout" (D. 667)video, video
5
Shostakovich, Dmitri Festive Overture (opus 96)
5
Sibelius, Jean 3. Alla Marcia, from Karelia Suite (opus 11)
6
Beethoven, Ludwig van 1. Allegro, from Symphony No. 5 (opus 67) video, video, video
6
Brahms, Johannes 5. F-sharp minor, from Hungarian Dances (WoO 1) video
6
Franck, Cesar 4. Allegro, from Sonata in A for Violin and Piano video
6
Gershwin, George Rhapsody in Blue
6
Holst, Gustav Jupiter, from The Planets (opus 32) video
6
Pachelbel, Johann Canon in D video, video, video, video