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 to get 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 work for the Yamaha Symphonic Band (1980)
Revised in 1999 for session recording
- Date :
- Place :
- Cond. : Genkichi Harada
- Performed by : Yamaha Symphonic Band Hamamatsu
– Also available for
- Koshi / Kazuyoshi Akiyama / Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (KOCD-3075)
|Westean Title||An Andient Festibal|
|Published from||佼成出版社 (Kosei Music Publishing)|
|Original score||Hoshina Music Office|
|Availability from Hoshina Music Office|
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