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Kaneda, Shinichi

  • Aeolian Quartet for Percussion Quartet
    Aeolian Quartet for Percussion Quartet
    Immediately after "Aeolian Trio" was written (from a high school student's request) and introduced on Kaneda's website in Spring of 2002, another student in Sakura, Chiba, asked him to make it into a quartet. Completion was delayed due to a relapse of cancer. Finally, "Aeolian Quartet" was born in September, 2003. The title means "quartet in the Aeolian mode"... Immediately after "Aeolian Trio" was written (from a high school stud...
  • Aeolian Quintet for Percussion Quintet
    Aeolian Quintet for Percussion Quintet
    When "Aeolian Trio" (2002) and "Aeolian Quartet" (revised 2003) became popular, the composer received e-mail requests for a quintet version from all over Japan. Mr. Kaneda, while under recovery from cancer, made the quartet into a quintet, and "Aeolian Quintet" was born in September of 2003. The title means "quintet in the Aeolian mode" (natural minor... When "Aeolian Trio" (2002) and "Aeolian Quartet" (revised 2...
  • Aeolian Trio for Percussion Trio
    Aeolian Trio for Percussion Trio
    "Aeolian Trio" was written in the spring of 2002 after an e-mail request from a student at Makino High School Band, Osaka. The title means "trio in the Aeolian mode" (natural minor scale). It is written in three-part form: fast-slow-fast. Beginning with a cheerful march, the Marimba sings a beautiful melody in the middle section, and the piece concludes with the march. In this... "Aeolian Trio" was written in the spring of 2002 after an e-mail requ...
  • Caprice for Percussion Septet
    Caprice for Percussion Septet
    "Caprice" was written for Meguro First Junior High School Band, Tokyo, in 1994, and was premiered in their regular concert series. It is a dramatic work filled with exotic moods and high tension, and Concert Chimes dominate the piece. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a rich singing style, and its educational consideration... "Caprice" was written for Meguro First Junior High School Band, Tokyo...
  • Caprice for Percussion Sextet
    Caprice for Percussion Sextet
    "Caprice" was written for Meguro First Junior High School Band, Tokyo, in 1994, and was premiered in their regular concert series. It is a dramatic work filled with exotic moods and high tension, and Concert Chimes dominate the piece. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a rich singing style, and its educational consideration... "Caprice" was written for Meguro First Junior High School Band, Tokyo...
  • First Suite for Percussion Sextet
    First Suite for Percussion Sextet
    "First Suite" was written for Hamura Third Junior High School Band, Tokyo, in 1993. With the composer's assistance, the group enhanced the new piece and won gold prize at the preliminary Tokyo Ensemble Contest at Nerima Bunka Center on January 16, 1994. It is a short piece for six percussionists in three movements: fast-slow-fast. The first movement features humorous melodies by... "First Suite" was written for Hamura Third Junior High School Band, T...
  • Second Suite for Percussion Quintet
    Second Suite for Percussion Quintet
    "Second Suite" was written for Kamiyamaguchi Junior High School Band, Tokorozawa, Saitama, in 1998. The writer utilized expressive, fragmentary short phrases. The first movement is bright with high tension. In the second movement, keyboards powerfully present the melody with the swell of waves. Mysterious tunes including augmented and diminished intervals dominate the third movement,... "Second Suite" was written for Kamiyamaguchi Junior High School Band,...
  • Sonatine for Percussion Octet
    Sonatine for Percussion Octet
    "Sonatine" was written for Shugakuin Junior High School Band, Kyoto, in 1998. It was revised a year later and given its first performance in December, 1999. This is an octet with lively feelings, written in three-part form, A-B-A, which develops a large ending with unisons in the keyboards. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a... "Sonatine" was written for Shugakuin Junior High School Band, Kyoto, ...