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Young Band Series

  • Chopsticks Waltz for Solo and Band (score)
    Chopsticks Waltz for Solo and Band (score)
    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 for Wind Band (score)
    Fields of Sunflower for Wind Band (score)
    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! (score)
    Gershwin in Wind Band! (score)
    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 (score)
    Golden Jubilee for Wind Band (score)
    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 (score)
    Kids Parade based on Japanese Melodies (score)
    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...    
  • Lighthearted March (score)
    Lighthearted March (score)
    This march features syncopated rhythms throughout and can be performed by both wind and brass bands. Instrumentation Fl.(opt.) BbCl.(opt.) B.Cl.(opt.) A.Sax.(opt.) B.Sax.(opt.)  Cor.(Trp.)1&2 A.Hrn.(Hrn.) Trb.1&2 Euph. Tuba  Perc.1-4 S.D. B.D. Cymb. Glock.      *It is possible to play without wood instrumentss. * Performance using only brass and percussion is also... This march features syncopated rhythms throughout and can be performed by b...   
  • Matador Fantasy from Carmen for Wind Band (score)
    Matador Fantasy from Carmen for Wind Band (score)
    Carmen is one of the most popular operas and a major work for Bizet (1838-1875). Many band arrangements entitled “Carmen Fantasy” can be found, using arias, preludes, and suites. I arranged the famous aria from Act 2, Couplets (Toreador Song) that Escamillo sings in the opera. The bold and fearless melody of Havanaise advances with striking rhythm. In between, other familiar melodies... Carmen is one of the most popular operas and a major work for Bizet (1838-1...   
  • Puccini's Arias Fantasy for Wind Band (score)
    Puccini's Arias Fantasy for Wind Band (score)
    Renowned 19th century operatic composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) presented us with many melodic masterpieces. Tosca's E lucevan le stelle , Madama Butterfly's Un bel di , vedremo , Gianni Schicchi's Oh! mio babbino caro and Turandot's Nessun dorma! are familiar to most and deeply appreciated by music fans the world over. Instrumentation Flute 1 & 2 Clarinet 1 & 2 Bass... Renowned 19th century operatic composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) present...