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  • A Miniature Town for Wind Band
    A Miniature Town for Wind Band
    A Miniature Town is written based on a drawing I observed while taking a walk; its motives were inspired by the scene. It is intended to be colorful, fun and sentimental. Performance is more compelling by having similar themes alternately accented with staccato or legato to help change the color of the piece. Instrumentation Flute 1 & 2 Clarinet 1 & 2 Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor... A Miniature Town is written based on a drawing I observed while taking a wa...   
  • American Riverside Medley for Wind Band
    American Riverside Medley for Wind Band
    This is a medley of American river songs. After the slow introduction comes a processional on George Gershwin’s “Swanee” followed by a moderate “Swanee River” from Stephen Foster. The ending’s “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” has a light, pops feel. Please note, and strive to emphasize the distinct musical styles. Instrumentation Fl.1&2 Ob.(opt.)... This is a medley of American river songs. After the slow introduction comes...   
  • Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs
    Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs
    1. Zui Zui 2. Kagome Kagome 3. Ocharaka The first movement of this suite, Zui Zui , based upon a Japanese traditional song, was commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association and completed in 2008. Later, Kagome Kagome and Ocharaka were added to form a suite of Japanese children's folk songs. Despite the contrasting tone colors, frequent use of semitones, and numerous musical expressions... 1. Zui Zui 2. Kagome Kagome 3. Ocharaka The first movement of this suite, Z...   
  • Chopsticks Waltz for Solo and Band
    Chopsticks Waltz for Solo and Band
    This is an easy arrangement for solo and wind band or brass band. The melody is from the renowned children's piano song "Chopsticks". Some feel this name was inspired by the Chinese eating utensils since the piano solo is played with just the two forefingers. Although the solo is scored for Xylophone, solo parts are provided in five different keys to feature 2 soloists. The keys... This is an easy arrangement for solo and wind band or brass band. The melo...    
  • Fields of Sunflower - Russian Folk Song Medley for Wind Band
    Fields of Sunflower
    - Russian Folk Song Medley for Wind Band
    This is a wind band arrangement medley of three famous Russian folksongs: Korobeiniki, Troika, and Kalinka. Everyone in Japan has heard these melodies as they are used in elementary school music textbooks, the NHK (National Public Broadcasting Organization) TV program “Minnano Uta”, and were popularized by the video game Tetris. Sunflower is the national flower of Russia.... This is a wind band arrangement medley of three famous Russian folksongs: K...   
  • Gershwin in Wind Band!
    Gershwin in Wind Band!
    American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) created many world-famous Broadway and popular melodies and also pioneered “symphonic jazz”, the fusion of classical and jazz styles. Gershwin in Wind Band! is a compilation of my brass octets Gershwin in Brass! (2007) and Gershwin in Brass 2!! (2011). I also included more of Gershwin’s famed ideas. This medley includes: Concerto in... American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) created many world-famous Broa...  
  • Golden Jubilee for Wind Band
    Golden Jubilee for Wind Band
    Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Singapore is a city-state located almost directly on the equator in Southeast Asia. This composition came from a joint project between Japan and Singapore. Mr. Simon Ng, a musician in Singapore, requested music for his elementary school brass band to celebrate the anniversary. The music uses two melodies by Mr. Ng, and then Keiichi Kurokawa of... Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Singapore is a city-stat...   
  • Kids Parade based on Japanese Melodies
    Kids Parade based on Japanese Melodies
    Commissioned in 2012 by the Tokyo Elementary School Band Association for their 10th Anniversary Band Fair, the music was revised and minor changes were made in instrumentation for publication. The title suggests this is a march, based on five famous Japanese “mother goose” or nursery rhymes: “Zui Zui Zukkorobashi”, “Sakura Sakura”, “Tow-Ryang-Say”,... Commissioned in 2012 by the Tokyo Elementary School Band Association for t...