Fu-Mon (wind ripple) original version

The first version of FuMon was composed for symphonic band as one of the compulsory pieces for the All Japan Band Competition in 1986. Because the first version had to fit the time constraints of the competition, the composer, Hiroshi Hoshina was not able to complete the intended symphonic length version. In 1999, it was extended and revised into what is now known as FuMon (original version).

This original version was arranged for orchestra and premiered on 15th August 2009 by Takashi Akiyama and the Hoshina Academy Chamber Orchestra Ensemble = Harmonia. The word FuMon means wind ripple in Japanese. Like most of Hoshinas works, this piece was not composed as a program piece, and it was not intended to evoke a specific image throughout, so it was difficult to name the piece. The title was finally chosen when the composer opened a Japanese dictionary and happened upon these beautiful Chinese characters.

– Commission

Composed as one of the compulsory music for 1987All Japan Band Competition

Revised in 1999 for session recording

– Premier

  • Date : 1999
  • Place : (Session Recording)
  • Cond. : Yoshihiro Kimura
  • Performed by :Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band

– Also available for

– CD/DVD

  • Listen at our archives
  • Fu-Mon – Hiroshi Hoshina Master Works / Yoshihiro Kimura /Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band /Brain (BOCD-7403)
  • TAD WIND CONCERT vol.10 A Weekend in NewYork / Takayoshi Tad Suzuki / TAD Wind Orchestra / WINDSTREAM (WST-25014)
  • Beethoven Symphony No.9 / Hiroshi Hoshina / Joso Gakuin High School Symphonic Band / Brain Music (BOD-3011)

– Comments

Sheet music is available from us

Japanese TitleFu-mon (gentenban)
Westean TitleFu-Mon (wind ripple) original version
Published from
Original scoreHoshina Music Office
Year1999
Performance time7:00
Level (1~5)34
Sound SampleDVD/CD
Availability from Hoshina Music OfficeRental Sheet Music
Price CategoryStandard Rental Price
JASRAC work code071-3444-4