This concert piece consist of a theme, five variations and funeral march (finale).
The Variation for Orchestra was composed at the request of the Okayama University Sym- phony Orchestra in 1998. A melancolic theme is followed by five variations and the finale–a vigorous con fuoso; a con grazia with a beau- tiful obbligato of solo-violin; a giocoso with French hermonies; an alla marcia; a burlesco; and a mesto, a funeral march (finale). Emo- tional fortessimo phrases played by brass in- struments at the end of the finale evoke the word “lamentation”, which is given to the arrangement for wind orchestra of this work.
The finale is dedicated to a gifted composer Bin Kaneda, composer Hoshina’s close friend who died in 2002. Each composer composed a funeral march for the other, each teasing the other about which one would live longer. In 1986 Kaneda’s was first, and he composed “Ah!” for symphonic band and sent the score to Hoshina with a hand-written suffix “Hiroshi Hoshina” at the end of the printed title. Hoshina finally fulfilled his promise, com- posing “Lamentation To ─”, meaning “to Bin Kaneda” in 1998 for his arrangement for wind orchestra.
Commissioned work for 45th regular concert of Okayama University Symphony Orchestra
- Date : 1998.12
- Place : Okayama Symphony Hall
- Cond. : Takashi Akiyama
- Performed by : Okayama University Symphony Orchestra
– Also available for
- for Wind Orchestra (Lamentation To-)
|Westean Title||Variations for Orchestra|
|Published from||Hoshina Music Office|
|Original score||Hoshina Music Office|
|Sound Sample||See Archives|
|Availability from Hoshina Music Office||Rental Sheet Music|
|Price Category||Standard Rental Price|
|JASRAC work code||064-0453-7|