Oraison et Jeux – sous un rai lumineux (pour hautbois et wind band)

A fantastic oboe 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 oboes characteristic tones will shine through. This philosophy is also shown in his newer concer- to for solo-horn and orchestra, Miko Dance.

– Commission

commission work for the 41th regular concert of Kanagawa Univ. Symphonic Band

– Premier

  • Date : 2006.1.6
  • Place : Minato mirai 21
  • Cond. : Toshiro Ozawa
  • Performed by : Yuuki Ogura (Ob), Kanagawa Univ. Symphonic Band

– Also available for

  • for piano and oboe
  • for orchestra and oboe


  • As the Sun Rises /Toshiro Ozawa/Kanagawa Univ. Symphonic BandCAFUA, CACG-0086)

– Full score



Japanese TitleInori sosite Tawamure Hikari no motono
Westean TitleOraison et Jeux - sous un rai lumineux (pour hautbois et wind band)
Published fromHoshina Music Office
Original scoreHoshina Music Office
Performance time10:00
Level (1~5)4
Sound SampleDVD/CD
Availability from Hoshina Music OfficeRental Sheet Music
Price CategoryStandard Rental Price
JASRAC work code113-5724-0