A fantastic flute concerto with a rhythmical middle part and cadenza. Arranged from oboe sonata with a piano.
This French title, which means “Prayer and Play – under a bright shine”, was given by a friend of the composer as a French translation of the Japanese title. The piece was originally composed for solo-oboe and piano in 2003 for Tomoyuki Hirota, the principal oboist in the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, to perform. It was re-arranged for solo-oboe and orchestra in 2004 and solo-oboe and symphonic band in 2006.
The structure of the piece is a traditional ter- nary form. The composer believes that keep- ing to traditional styles rather than imposing gimmicky contemporary twists allows the performers to interpret the music using their own creativity and stylistic interpretation. He believes that by giving the performers more freedom to interpret the music, the oboe’s characteristic tones will shine through. This philosophy is also shown in his newer concer- to for solo-horn and orchestra, “Miko Dance”.
commission work for the 4th concert of Albireo Wind Ensemble
Date : 2019.2.11
Place : Ise Aiphonic Hall
Cond. : Hiroshi Hoshina
Performed by : Hiroshi Ohe (Fl), Albireo Wind Ensemble
– Also available for
for piano and oboe
for orchestra and oboe
for wind orchestra and oboe
As the Sun Rises /Toshiro Ozawa/Kanagawa Univ. Symphonic Band（CAFUA, CACG-0086)
Hiroshi Hoshina has been a music director of Philharmonic Winds Hamamatsu, the professional symphonic wind orchestra in Hamamatsu Japan. This is their first CD and all programs are composed or arranged by Hiroshi Hoshina. The title of “Hoshina Matsuri” represents “Hoshina Festival”.
The “Dialogue for Trombone, Tuba and Piano” is composed in 2017 for the special concert of the 1st Cleveland Low Brass Seminar, premiered by Massimo La Rosa (trombone), Yasuhito Sugiyama(Tuba), and Tomoko Sawano(Piano). Originally Hoshina intended to arrange his another work “Dialogue for Bari Tuba Ensemble” to fit the size of premier performers, however, his imagination expanded to make the music more appealing and soloistic for outstanding professional performers.
The music begins with a quiet piano phrase repeated like waves, followed by a calling theme of trombone and answering theme of tuba. As the title represents, this is the music of dialogue – intimate conversations performed by three instruments. The atmosphere of the music may be compared with the Japanese traditional aesthetic values of “wabi and sabi”. In the middle part both trombone and tuba has cadenzas to express performer’s feeling freely. The music returns to the first theme and end with a quiet, whispering dialogue.
Composed for Yasuhito Sugiyama and Massimo La Rosa
Date : 2017/8/6
Place : Cosmic Hall, Kato, Hyogo, Japan
Performed by : Massimo La Rosa(Trombone), Yasuhito Sugiyama(Tuba), Tomoko Sawano(Piano)
With the music, players can express “a song in his or her mind” with beautiful melodies. This music is technically not difficult, however, making a good ensemble and clear sound may be challenging. Following a simple ternary form with French atmosphere. Perfect for training and encore piece.
Composed as one of the compulsory music for 2017 All Japan Band Competition
The “Chaconne for two marimbas” is composed in 2015 at a request of a Japanese marimba player Makoto Nakura, for the memorial concert of Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in 1995.
The music begins with a theme performed by solo marimba and followed by 27 variations. The first 12 mysterious variations gradually develop the first climax and rush into the next 12 variations in vivace. A cadenza is placed after the tempestuous middle part, followed by a short coda to conclude the music.