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  • Brilliante March
    Brilliante March
    This concert march was completed and premiered in December 2009 for the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima Prefecture All Japan Band Association. The title “Brillante” was selected by the association’s board from other proposed options including “Brightness”, “Light”, “Future”, “Dream”, “Hope”, and “Joy”, all... This concert march was completed and premiered in December 2009 for the 50t...   
  • Concert March Take Off II
    Concert March Take Off II
    "Take Off II" is the newly revised version of the march "Take Off", originally composed in the spring of 1985 as a test piece submission for the All Japan Band Association, which was selected for use in the 34th AJBC(1986). This work, which began my most earnest desire to compose wind music, is a sort of kind of landmark in my career. While it is my pleasure that this work has... "Take Off II" is the newly revised version of the march "Tak...   
  • Festival March
    Festival March
    Commissioned for the ceremonies of the Akita State/Odate Division Band Association in 1998, this piece begins with a belltone fanfare similar to the marches from British musicals of the 50's and 60's. It's in 4/4 meter to emphasize an unusual melody. The trio is reminiscent of an Elgar or Walton coronation March.   Instrumentation Picc. Fl. 1&2 Ob. 1&2 Bsn. 1&2 D.Bsn.... Commissioned for the ceremonies of the Akita State/Odate Division Band Assoc...  
  • Hamamatsu Concert March
    Hamamatsu Concert March
    Premiere recording on May 13th, 2007 When my hometown of Hamamatsu became a consolidated metro area, a new city song was commissioned, with words by Nozomu Hayashi and music by myself. This concert march is based on the city song. Halfway into the march, the city song appears as a 12/8 melody. The main section of the march has a signal bugle as used to promote the annual Hamamatsu Festival in the... Premiere recording on May 13th, 2007 When my hometown of Hamamatsu became a...   
  • Jalan-jalan di Singapura Singapore Walkabout March
    Jalan-jalan di Singapura
    Singapore Walkabout March
    Singapore is a vibrant city. Though modern buildings line its streets, cultures of Chinese, Indians and Malays can still be found everywhere. This cheerful march has been composed to capture this cross-link of cultures in Singapore. The title Jalan Jalan di Singapura is in Malay and translates literally to "A Walk in Singapore". Singapura-ku, a melody from Singapore, can be heard at the... Singapore is a vibrant city. Though modern buildings line its streets, cult...   
  • Light of Hope Concert March and Processional
    Light of Hope
    Concert March and Processional
    Light of Hope is dedicated to those affected by the 2011 Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Takahashi first thought of composing a requiem but decided instead on a message of encouragement with hopes of a bright future. Thereafter, the idea was changed to a bright style march in 6/8 time. After a radiant introduction and a delightful development section, a percussion feature brings the music... Light of Hope is dedicated to those affected by the 2011 Northeast Japan Ea...   
  • March '98
    March '98
    As the title says, this work was written in 1998. It was originally composed for middle-size bands, but later revised for large-size bands. This march relates to "Festival March", published by Bravo Music. It's written as a British-style march with two factors; an up-tempo march like London's musicals and a trio in Elgar or Walton style. Instrumentation Piccolo 1st & 2nd... As the title says, this work was written in 1998. It was originally compose...   
  • March - Wind for Winds
    March - Wind for Winds
    "Wind for Winds" is a concert March composed with the image of a strong refreshing breeze. It was done as a bright, fast-paced march suitable as an opener or encore for a variety of types of concerts. Please try to perform it refreshingly with clear timbre and crisp rhythm. This march was awarded the Japan Bandmasters Association Shitaya prize in June of 1998, and performed that... "Wind for Winds" is a concert March composed with the image of a ...