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  • "KAIJIN" Two fragments for wind orchestra
    "KAIJIN"
    Two fragments for wind orchestra
    Composed for the CD project “Time of Evocation III” (OSBR-31025/Brain Music), this piece was premiered at the 3rd Sunazaleas Wind Orchestra Festival by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Eastern Army Band under the baton of Mamoru Tamura. The band recorded the full CD. This is an arrangement of a work done for Nagisa Brass Solisten, originally for percussion and brass. The title is... Composed for the CD project “Time of Evocation III” (OSBR-31025...   
  • ...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...   
  • A Centenary Celebration
    A Centenary Celebration
    Program Note Commissioned in 2005 by Jonai High School (Nara, Japan). Due to declining population, this school was to merge with another high school, which meant closure of Jonai. Sadly, this closing was during its 100th anniversary, hence the title. The band’s last senior class consisted of only 10 members, but their final performance on contest stage was like no other. The last... Program Note Commissioned in 2005 by Jonai High School (Nara, Japan). Due t...   
  • A la Suite Classique, for Wind Ensemble
    A la Suite Classique, for Wind Ensemble
    Instrumentation Flute Piccolo (2nd Flute) 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb 3rd Clarinet in Bb 1st Alto Saxophone in Eb 2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb Tenor Saxophone in Bb           1st Horn in F 2nd Horn in F 1st Trumpet in Bb 2nd Trumpet in Bb 1st Trombone 2nd Trombone Euphonium Tuba           [Percussion 1] Timpani Snare Drum Suspended Cymbal... Instrumentation Flute Piccolo (2nd Flute) 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet i...  
  • A Prayer for Higashi Nihon
    A Prayer for Higashi Nihon
    Commissioned in 2011 by the Zushi High School in Kanagawa, Japan for their 90th year establishment commemoration. "It is very different in some ways: very sad at the beginning, then a little 'daylight' in the middle before the 'dark clouds' come back at the end." (James Barnes) It is one thing to read about a tragedy or to see footage of the aftermath of such an event;... Commissioned in 2011 by the Zushi High School in Kanagawa, Japan for their ...   
  • A Prelude to the Shining Day
    A Prelude to the Shining Day
    A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concert Band, Kawagoe, Japan, for the 10th anniversary of their foundation, and premiered in April 1992 under the direction of Masato Sato. The title of the piece suggests that it was written as a concert opener, thus it is designed as a fanfare. This piece requires three trumpets and three trombones on a balcony creating an... A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concer...   
  • A Wild Rose Above
    A Wild Rose Above
    All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies: To a Wild Rose , the first piece of the suite Woodland Sketches by Edward MacDowell and Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, a Protestant chorale arranged by Johannes Brahms in his 11 Chorale Preludes. Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute 3rd Flute 1st Oboe 2nd Oboe (doub. English Horn in F) 1st Bassoon 2nd Bassoon 1st Clarinet in Bb... All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies: To a Wild Rose...   
  • Adagio for Band
    Adagio for Band
    Commissioned and premiered by the Tamagawa Gakuen Upper Secondary Division Wind Orchestra conducted by Akira Hasebe on March 20th, 2006 at their 39th Annual Concert I seek enjoy pondering musical terms. For example, "fermata" also means bus stop in Italian. The common definition of "adagio" is a slow tempo or slow movement, but the Latin origin agio means peace, tranquility,... Commissioned and premiered by the Tamagawa Gakuen Upper Secondary Division ...