Pounding Hooves

Composer: Rick Shiomi
Composition Date: 1997
License: (c)1997 Rick Shiomi. All rights reserved. Use with Permission. For use permission and song learning resources, please contact composer at:  https://www.facebook.com/rick.shiomi

About

Pounding Hooves was first performed in 1997 by Minnesota-based taiko group, Mu Daiko, and had been a favorite repertoire piece of this group throughout their 20-year history. Composer Rick Shiomi describes the song: Imagine a wide-open field with horses slowly gathering at first, but then forming together, gliding over the terrain in a wild, yet effortlessly powerful gallop with the wind blowing back their manes and tails. Why are they running? For the sheer joy of it.

This is one of those taiko songs that’s simple in its structure, but you’d never know on hearing it. Pounding Hooves is not too hard to learn, accommodates a wide range of taiko skills, has plenty of room for individual as well as group growth, and is always an audience (and performer) favorite.

Videos

Mu Daiko, Pounding Hooves (DVD: In Concert, no.2) — Hooves 2, arrangement Jennifer Weir.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-juklkUk-Y

Files

For use permission and song learning resources, please contact composer at:  https://www.facebook.com/rick.shiomi

See Also

Full Circle Theater Company
https://www.facebook.com/fullcircletheater

TaikoArts Midwest
https://www.taikoartsmidwest.org

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