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Matsushita, Tomohito

  • Elegy from Sado-Jowa (Rental)
    Elegy from Sado-Jowa (Rental)
    * Rental Terms Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute Oboe (opt.) Bassoon (opt.) 1st Clarinet in B♭ 2nd Clarinet in B♭ Bass Clarinet in B♭ 1st Alto Saxophone in E♭ (doub. Soprano Saxophone in B♭) 2nd Alto Saxophone in E♭ Tenor Saxophone in B♭ Baritone Saxophone in E♭ 1st Trumpet in B♭ (doub.Flugelhorn in B♭) 2nd Trumpet in B♭ 1st Horn in F 2nd Horn in F 1st Trombone 2nd... * Rental Terms Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute Oboe (opt.) Bassoon (...
  • 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...
  • Interrupted Rest Reminiscences of Shumshu for Brass Octet
    Interrupted Rest Reminiscences of Shumshu for Brass Octet
    The composition is based on the Battle of Shumshu. Shumshu is an island located in the northern most part of the Kuril Islands (known as the Chishima Islands in Japan). On August 18th, 1945 three days after the end of the World War II, the Soviet Union made a surprise attack on Japan and invaded Shumshu Island. Japan was at postwar disarmament and they quickly rearmed and defended themselves. The... The composition is based on the Battle of Shumshu. Shumshu is an island located...
  • Le chant de l'amour et de la priere
    Le chant de l'amour et de la priere
    Program Note This work was commissioned and premiered by Seika High School in 2018. I often compose based on narratives such as “Tsuchigumo Legend” and “Ryoran”, but this expressed love as a title, Song of Love and Prayer. While there is a lot of love within, the work moreover expresses emotions such as the feelings, suffering, and conflict associated with having loved. The song is... Program Note This work was commissioned and premiered by Seika High School...    
  • Le chant de l'amour et de la priere (SCORE)
    Le chant de l'amour et de la priere (SCORE)
    Program Note This work was commissioned and premiered by Seika High School in 2018. I often compose based on narratives such as “Tsuchigumo Legend” and “Ryoran”, but this expressed love as a title, Song of Love and Prayer. While there is a lot of love within, the work moreover expresses emotions such as the feelings, suffering, and conflict associated with having loved. The song is... Program Note This work was commissioned and premiered by Seika High School...    
  • Madonna dei Fusi for Percussion Quintet
    Madonna dei Fusi for Percussion Quintet
    Inspired by the work “Madonna dei Fusi (Madonna of the Yarnwinder)” by Leonardo DaVinci. The painting shows the Virgin Mary seated in a landscape with the Christ child, who gazes at a yarnwinder used to collect spun yarn. The yarnwinder reflects both as a symbol of Mary's domesticity and as a foreshadowing of the Cross on which Christ was crucified. The work is in ternary form... Inspired by the work “Madonna dei Fusi (Madonna of the Yarnwinder)”...
  • Paraphrase on Themes by Mozart for Woodwinds Octet
    Paraphrase on Themes by Mozart for Woodwinds Octet
    Paraphrase refers to stating the original sentence or passage in other words, but in music it means expressing the original work in a different style. In this piece, there is Fantasie C minor KV 475, Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor KV 310, Piano Sonata No. 11 A Major KV 331 (with Turkish march), Eine kleine Nachtmusik, opera “Magic Flute" Overture, Symphony No. 41 C Major... Paraphrase refers to stating the original sentence or passage in other words, b...