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-- Marching To Kashgar --

The way this was written was to build it from the Shamisen part, which I wrote as a  looped measure and got intrigued with.  

There was something so Sino-Russian that I named it for that very exotic place in Westernmost China on the "Silk Road;"

  Kashgar, which is predominantly  muslim, even though it's in China.  These are Russians marching to Kashgar, I think...

playing loudly as if they were Chinese, doing strings much as Russians do, heavy beat, almost like Balinese, and the

shamisen's ostinato flavors the whole soup with a taste of its native land, Japan.  These Russians have been around the block.

Key:  C#  minor       Time signature: 4/4      Tempo: 112       Length: 162 measures      Time: 5 minutes, 51 seconds

Instruments:  Shamisen, String Ensemble, Orchestra Hits, Sqaure Wave, Banjo, Kalimba, Horns, and Violas

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Marching To Kashgar

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