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


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

Japanese TitleKoshi
Westean TitleAn Andient Festibal
Published from (Kosei Music Publishing)
Original scoreHoshina Music Office
Performance time8:00
Level (1~5)45
Sound SampleDVD/CD
Availability from Hoshina Music Office
Price CategoryN/A
JASRAC work code