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  • 1st Movement from String Quartet No. 2 for Woodwinds Octet
    1st Movement from String Quartet No. 2 for Woodwinds Octet
    Instrumentation Flute 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb 3rd Clarinet in Bb Bass Clarinet in Bb Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Instrumentation Flute 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb 3rd Clarinet in Bb B...
  • Composition for Woodwinds Octet
    Composition for Woodwinds Octet
    Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb Bass C...
  • Dances for Woodwinds Septet and String Bass
    Dances for Woodwinds Septet and String Bass
    This woodwind ensemble arrangement was commissioned by Hanasaki Tokuharu High School (Tomoko Kawaguchi, director) in Saitama Prefecture for the 2016 ensemble contest. From the seven volumes of dances, the following six songs were chosen: Branle de Bourgogne (Volume 3) Bransle (Volume 3) Basse dance ''La Magdalena'' (Volume 1) Bransle de Bourgongne (Volume 3) Allemande (Volume 3)... This woodwind ensemble arrangement was commissioned by Hanasaki Tokuharu High S...
  • Dances from Terpsichore for Woodwinds Octet
    Dances from Terpsichore for Woodwinds Octet
    Early 17th century Germany adapted music from Italy and France to its own musical forms. During this time, Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) played a prominent role, writing the Syntagma musicum known as the first music dictionary in the world. He also composed numerous pieces of both sacred and secular music. Praetorius transcribed French Dance music, still unknown in Germany, to instrumental... Early 17th century Germany adapted music from Italy and France to its own music...
  • Elegy from Sado-jowa for Woodwinds Octet
    Elegy from Sado-jowa for Woodwinds Octet
    This work is based on the folk tale “An island girl and the man from Echigo (old name for Niigata prefecture)” from Sado Island, Japan. “On Sado Island there once lived Oben, a fisherman’s daughter. She fell in love with the shipwright Fujikichi, from Echigo region. Each day after work was completed the shipwright needed to go back to his house. Oben decided to use a tub... This work is based on the folk tale “An island girl and the man from Echi...
  • Elegy to the Moon for Woodwinds Octet
    Elegy to the Moon for Woodwinds Octet
    This work is based on Ogawa Mimei’s fairy tale "Red Candle and Mermaid". A mermaid conceived with a child lived in a dark sea in the north. She felt sorry for her child because the sea is too lonely. She heard that humans have a gentle heart and the town is a fun place, so she went to a shrine in the seaside town, gave birth, and left the child there to be found by someone. The... This work is based on Ogawa Mimei’s fairy tale "Red Candle and Merma...
  • Glover's Hill for Woodwinds and String Octet
    Glover's Hill for Woodwinds and String Octet
    This was inspired by my visit to Glover Garden in Nagasaki, Japan. The first movement depicts nostalgic feelings from the Glover House. Thomas Blake Glover was a Scottish merchant who built his home on Minami-Yamate hill in 1863. The famous young patriot Ryoma Sakamoto who aspired to overthrow the Edo-period Shogunate and sought to study about the West is said to have had stayed there. This... This was inspired by my visit to Glover Garden in Nagasaki, Japan. The first mo...
  • Hungarian Pictures for Woodwinds Octet
    Hungarian Pictures for Woodwinds Octet
    Instrumentation Fl.(doub. Picc.)/E Instrumentation Fl.(doub. Picc.)/E...