Deux Paysages Sonores part II (for Band)

Arranged from orchestra version of “Deux Paysages Sonores part II”

– Commission

Commissioned work for Hyogo University Teachers Education Symphonic Band

– Premier

  • Date : 1990
  • Place :
  • Cond. : Hiroshi Hoshina
  • Performed by : Hyogo University Teachers Education Symphonic Band

– Also available for

  • Orchestra

– CD/DVD

  • Symphony for Wind Orchestra Tatsuya Shimono & Hiroshima W.O. (BOCD-7327)

“Rei-mei” Symphonic Metamorphosis for Symphonic Band

A suite with four sections

– Commission

Commissioned work for the 100th anniversary of Osaka City

– Premier

  • Date : 1989
  • Place : Osaka Festival Hall
  • Cond. : Naozumi Yamamoto
  • Performed by :Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band

– CD/DVD

  • WASBE concerts, 1995 (KOCD-4551/60)

– Comments

Sheet sell music is available from LudwigMasters Publications with a title of “Symphonic Metamorphosis (Rei Mei)”.

Deux Paysages Sonores part I (for Band)

Arranged from orchestra version of “Deux Paysages Sonores part I”

– Commission

Commissioned work for the 20th Anniversary of Nagoya Directors Band

– Premier

  • Date : 1988.6.11
  • Place : Aichi Bunka Koudou
  • Cond. : Hiroshi Hoshina
  • Performed by : Nagoya Directors Band

– Also available for

  • Orchestra

– CD/DVD

  • World Windband Web Music Download Store (Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra)

Symphonic Ode

Celebration music with two wings of brass fanfare

– Commission

Commissioned work for the 10th regular concert of Fukui Brass Academy

– Premier

  • Date : 1986.11.16
  • Place : Fukui Culture Hall
  • Cond. : Tsujii Kiyoyuki
  • Performed by : Fukui Brass Academy

– CD/DVD

  • ’93 NEMU Band Music Best Pieces / Siena Wind OrchestraFUN HOUSEFHCE-2010

Ceremonial Dance (for Brass Band)

A ceremonial music with five sections and a magnificent fanfare. Arranged from orchestra version.

– Commission

commission work for the Kwansei Gakuin University Symphony Band

– Premier

  • Date : 1985.7.18
  • Place : Osaka Festival Hall
  • Cond. : Susumu Yamato
  • Performed by : Kwansei Gakuin University Symphony Band

– Also available for

– Sound Sample

See archive

Pastorale

– Commission

Commissioned work for Japan Band Clinic

– Premier

  • Date : 1985.5.18
  • Place : Nemu no Sato Hall
  • Cond. : Frederick Fennell
  • Performed by : Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

– CD/DVD

  • World Windband Web Music Download Store

– Comments

Sheet music is available from Yamaha Music Media

Koshi -An Ancient Festival-

Originally composed for orchestra with a title of “A Festival”, and arranged for brass band in 1980.
See here for 1998 revised version

This concert piece is based on five scenes of ancient festival.

1. Prayer I
In an evening twilight, peoples start toget in a procession to the altar and offer prayers.

2. Dance of the crowd I
Peoples start to dance. Their dance are heated up as the circle of the dance expands.

3. Dance of the female oracle
A female oracle start to dance a fantastic dance in the middle of the people’s circle.

4. Dance of the crowd II
Peoples start to dance again and the dance gets frantic.

5. Prayer I
At the end of the festival, people stops to dance and gather in front of the alter to offer prayers. Peoples return to their home in the dawning sky.

– Commission

Commission work for theYamaha Symphonic Band (1980)
Revised in 1999 for session recording

– Premier

  • Date :
  • Place :
  • Cond. : Genkichi Harada
  • Performed by : Yamaha Symphonic Band Hamamatsu

– Also available for

  • orchestra

– CD/DVD

  • Koshi / Kazuyoshi Akiyama / Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (KOCD-3075)

Catastrophe for Symphonic Band

– Commission

Commissioned work for the Hamamatsu Technical High School

– Premier

  • Date :1973
  • Place :
  • Cond. : Eiichi Toyama
  • Performed by :Hamamatsu Technical High School Symphonic Band

– CD/DVD

  • Fu-Mon – Hiroshi Hoshina Master Works / Yoshihiro Kimura /Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band /Brain (BOCD-7403)
  • World Windband Web Music Download Store

Miko Dance for Solo Horn and Orchestra

A free-style concerto for solo horn and orchestra.
The piano reduction version is used as a compulsory work for the final round of 21nd. International Horn Competition in Portia, Italy.

Published by Editions BIM (available from Pipers in Japan)

– Commission

Composed at the request of Hoshina Academy Chamber Orchestra “Emsemble=Harmonia”.

– Premier

  • Date : 2007/1/21
  • Place : Kurashiki city Bungei-kan
  • Cond. : Takashi Akiyama
  • Performed by :Satoshi Sugimoto (Horn), Hoshina Academy Chamber Orchestra “Ensemble=Harmonia”

– Sheet music

Sheet music is available from EditionBim or Pipers

  • Horn and piano reduction 2900 yen
  • Horn and orchestra-study score 3300 yen
  • Horn and Orchestra-score 5800 yen
  • Horn and Orchestra-parts (Rental only)

Score sample is available from EditionBim .

– Reviews

Oraison et Jeux sous un rai lumineux (pour hautbois et piano)

– Commission

Commission work for Tomoyuki Hirota

– Premier

  • Date :2003.9.23
  • Place : Kyoto kumin Hall
  • Cond. :
  • Performed by : Tomoyuki Hirota (Ob.), Ichiro Nodaira (Pf.)

– Also available for

– CD / DVD

– Note by the composer

Oraison et Jeux

sous un rai lumineux

The title, which means Prayer and Play under a bright shine” in French, 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 for solo-oboe and symphonic band in 2006.

The composer wrote this note about the music:

“I feel this dazzling light surrounding myself, coming from nowhere.

While being swathed in the warmth of the light, I shall accept grace of mother nature, such as magnificence and beauty of itself to make them stay in my heart.

And I feel delight to spend each day of my life with gratitude likewise.

As my prayer, I shall be playful to feel it.”

The structure of the piece is a traditional ternary form with three parts and a coda. The first part, “Lento”, is based on the improvised motives which evoke one’s own prayer. In the next part “Allegro”, the composer depicts feelings of playfulness using technical and rhythmic phrasing. The “prayer” motif returns at the beginning of the third part and is then expanded into a cadence. The music ends with a short coda expressing a sprightly mood.

The composer believes that in keeping to more traditional styles, rather than imposing gimmicky contemporary twists, it allows the performers to interpret the music using their own creativity and styles. He believes that by giving the performers more freedom to interpret the music, the oboes characteristic tones can shine through. This philosophy is also expressed in his newer concerto for solo-horn and orchestra, “Miko Dance”.

– Sheet Music

Sheet Music is available from Sugihara Shoten Co.,INC.
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A profound thought (for solo clarinet and piano)

“A profound thought”, Japanese name is Shin-en, was composed for the retirement concert of the composer, when he retired from the Hyogo University of Teacher Education in 2000. The music is premiered by Kazuo Fujii (Cl.) and Keiko Okubo (Pf.).

The music begins with subtle and profound piano solo followed by the first theme performed by clarinet. In the middle part, both clarinet and piano play fast arpeggio alternately and develop the main climax. After a long cadenza by clarinet in profound tone, the first theme revives again and conclude the music in deep, quiet atmosphere.

– Commission

Composed for “Masters concert” at Hyogo University of Teacher and Education

– Premier

  • Date :2000.11.30
  • Place : Hyogo University of Teacher Education
  • Cond. : Kazuo Fujii
  • Performed by : Kobe Clarinet Orchestra 2001

– Sound sample

Fantasy for Euphonium and Piano

Compulsory piece for the world euphonium competition
Sheet music is available from Japan Tuba Center.

– Commission

Commission work for Toru Miura

– Premier

  • Date :
  • Place : Texas, Austin
  • Cond. :
  • Performed by : Toru Miura

– CD/DVD

  • Solo album for wind instrument Euphonium / Toru Miura /DENON (COCG-6535)
  • The World of the EUPHONIUM Volume One / Euph.Steven MeadPf.Richard Phillips /Polyphonic(QPRZ014D)
  • Find at YouTube