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  • Guru-Guru Percussion
    Guru-Guru Percussion
    Instrumentation Marimba Hand claps Castanets Instrumentation Marimba Hand claps Castanets ...                                 
  • Journey to Canopus for Percussion Quartet
    Journey to Canopus for Percussion Quartet
    Canopus is a star rarely visible in the northern hemisphere. I imagined the journey trying to find this star. I think such a trip would be filled with great hope and anticipation for the future. There are three main sections. The first depicts the start of the journey towards the bright light of Canopus. The middle section reflects the star’s warm embracing light through the ordeal of the... Canopus is a star rarely visible in the northern hemisphere. I imagined the jou...
  • Kaleidoscope II for Percussion Quartet
    Kaleidoscope II for Percussion Quartet
    Commissioned for Terada Yumi's Percussion Ensemble “Drive”. This is my first work for percussion ensemble. Opportunities to study live percussion ensembles are spectacular at ensemble contests in Japan. There are many educational and artistic compositions by Japanese composers nowadays. They are often mesmerizing, and this challenged me to compose something different from other... Commissioned for Terada Yumi's Percussion Ensemble “Drive”. Thi...
  • Marimbacances for Marimba Quartet
    Marimbacances for Marimba Quartet
    Instrumentation Mari.1-4 Instrumentation Mari.1-4 ...                                                     
  • Miyabi-Sakura for Percussion Quartet
    Miyabi-Sakura for Percussion Quartet
    Commissioned, 2016, by renowned percussionist Yumi Terada, performed and recorded by Terada’s percussion ensemble “DRIVE”. In Japan, cherry blossoms are called “sakura”. It is a special flower dear to the people and the country. Sakura are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. The title “Miyabi” symbolizes... Commissioned, 2016, by renowned percussionist Yumi Terada, performed and record...
  • Moment of Recollection for Percussion Quartet
    Moment of Recollection for Percussion Quartet
    Reflecting back on the past, recognizing an emotion that no words can explain. The moment of recollection. Then denial of emotion, and a sense of emptiness. I am exploring a wavering emotional state with this composition. Wind up the music box in your heart and lift the cover to being forth your music. Enjoy the sense of your changing emotions until you again close the cover of the music box. The... Reflecting back on the past, recognizing an emotion that no words can explain. ...
  • Spiritual for Percussion Quartet
    Spiritual for Percussion Quartet
    Commissioned for Yumi Terada’s 2nd Marimba & Percussion Recital. From Terada’s request “To develop literature for general enthusiasts, including junior and senior high school students”, we devised that some young composers each create new works for percussion trio, quartet, and quintet. Considering the title “Spiritual”, I hope you freely express the... Commissioned for Yumi Terada’s 2nd Marimba & Percussion Recital. From...
  • Spirytus for Percussion Quartet
    Spirytus for Percussion Quartet
    Commissioned by Kitakata High School Band A sustained “D” introduces the piece, which gradually turns into something more compelling. A melody is created with the Arabic maqam mode of quarter tones based on D·Eb·F#·G·A·C. In solemnity, it reflects a powerful spirit. Hence, the title. (Though it is not based on a famous Vodka.) The mid-section chorale... Commissioned by Kitakata High School Band A sustained “D” introduce...