It is “Dance of a Brave Warrior” that is included in the last part of a publication “The World Music Collection, instrumental music section, vol. 33”.
This piece is one of musical pieces written for a dance drama “Yoshida-goten (Yoshida palace)”, which was made by Eiryō Ashihara and put on the stage in 1946. “Dance of a Brave Warrior” was originally an orchestral work, but arranged for a piano by the composer later on.
This piece will leave a strong impression and you will hum the melody involuntarily as once you listen to this music. It is full of life force on the whole as well as the sound and rhythm of the main part centering the tone of H and Fis which smell like a soil. In the middle part, the tense atmosphere runs high as triplets, sixteenth tones, chromatic tones and quintuplets been repeated. Then the first tone pattern, which is in octave, appears explosively when the main subject reappears from 70th bar. It is played in ‘ff’ in this part, and after all, increases its musical power to the distinctive subject by inserting glissandos. However, this piece does not come to an end yet. From here, the thickness of chords grows, and the speed accelerate itself along with volume. The vigor of this piece gains force toward its ending.