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  • ...yet the sun rises
    ...yet the sun rises
    Premiered on July 18th, 2011 by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-Tie Wind Ensemble conducted by Douglas Bostock. In March of that year The Great East Japan Earthquake shocked the entire world. I knew I needed to channel my emotions through music but I did not know how to deal with such a devastating event. Near the end of March, I came across a Twitter account by poet Ryoichi Wago, who... Premiered on July 18th, 2011 by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-T...   
  • Alchemy in Silent Spaces (rental)
    Alchemy in Silent Spaces (rental)
    Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1-3 Ob.1-2 E.H. Bsn.1-2 Eb Cl. Bb Cl.1-3 Eb A.Cl. B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1-3 Hrn.1-4 Trb.1-4 Euph.1-2 Tuba St.Bass Timp. Piano Harp [Perc.] Glockenspiel Marimba Crotales Vibraphone Mark Tree Tam-tam Sus.Cym. B.D. Chimes Xylophone Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1-3 Ob.1-2 E.H. Bsn.1-2 Eb Cl. Bb Cl.1-3 Eb A.Cl....   
  • Andrea Chénier Selections from the Opera
    Andrea Chénier
    Selections from the Opera
    Program Note Umberto Giordano (1867-1948) was the last great composer in Italian romantic opera. His best-known work, Andrea Chenier, is an opera in four acts composed in 1895. Giordano, together with librettist Luigi Illica (who co-produced a number of masterpieces with Puccini) shared in this highly successful collaboration. Andrea Chenier is a hallmark of verismo opera, along with... Program Note Umberto Giordano (1867-1948) was the last great composer in I...   
  • Angel, in the Dark
    Angel, in the Dark
    Program Note Commissioned by Jyoto Junior High School (Akita, Japan) in 2017. The theme, from darkness to light, seems to have been used by many composers in the past. As I considered the same theme I found value in two contrasting key words, “Angel and Dark”. When they blended on the same axis, the image and music of this work was born. Light is beautiful because it is born out of... Program Note Commissioned by Jyoto Junior High School (Akita, Japan) in 201...   
  • As the scent of spring rain (rental)
    As the scent of spring rain (rental)
    Instrumentation Fl.1-2 Ob. Bsn. Bb Cl.1-3 B.Cl. C.B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1-3 Hrn.1-2 Trb.1-2 B.Trb. Euph. Tuba St.Bass Harp(or Keyboard) [Perc.1] Glockenspiel Mark Tree [Perc.2] Vibraphone [Perc.3] Marimba Bass Drum [Perc.4] Tubular Bells Bowl Gong [Perc.5] Suspended Cymbal Crystal Glass Instrumentation Fl.1-2 Ob. Bsn. Bb Cl.1-3 B.Cl. C.B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B....  
  • Asphalt Cocktail (rental)
    Asphalt Cocktail (rental)
    Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1,2,3&4 Ob.1&2 Bsn.1&2 Contra Bsn. Eb Cl. Cl.1,2,3&4 B.Cl.1&2 Contra B.Cl. S.Sax. A.Sax. T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1,2,3&4 Hrn.1,2,3&4 Trb.1,2&3 B.Trb. Euph. Tuba 【Perc.1】 Timpani 【Perc.2】 Xylophone, Marimba, Whip 【Perc.3】 Tambourine;  metal cocktail shaker with nuts, etc.  inside; small metal trash can  filled with... Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1,2,3&4 Ob.1&2 Bsn.1&2 Contra Bsn. Eb ...  
  • Axis Mundi (rental)
    Axis Mundi (rental)
    Instrumentation Mvt.1 Fl.1-2 Ob. Bsn.1-2 Bb Cl.1-4 B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1-2 Trb.1-3 B.Trb. St.Bass 【Perc.1-3】 Vibraphone Marimba(2players) Mvt.2 Fl.1-5/Picc. Ob.1-2 Bsn.1-2 C.Bsn.(opt.) Bb Cl.1-6 B.Cl.1-2 C.B.Cl.(opt.) A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax. B.Sax. Trp.1-6 Hrn.1-4 Trb.1-3 B.Trb. Euph.1-2 Tuba1-2 St.Bass Timp. 【Perc.1】 Flexatone Splash Cym. Sus. Cym. Crotales Tom-toms (4)... Instrumentation Mvt.1 Fl.1-2 Ob. Bsn.1-2 Bb Cl.1-4 B.Cl. A.Sax.1-2 T.Sax....   
  • Ballad for Wind Orchestra
    Ballad for Wind Orchestra
    Program Note Commissioned for Nishinomiya City Wind Orchestra’s 50th anniversary. “Ballad” refers to a kind of European folk song known since the Middle Ages, having elements of dramatic conversation and lyrical poetry. It became a general term for narrative song in the 14th century, and Ballade in the 19th century was a genre of instrumental music in the narrative style. I composed this... Program Note Commissioned for Nishinomiya City Wind Orchestra’s 50th anni...