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Tamura, Shuhei

  • Angel, in the Dark
    Angel, in the Dark
    Program Note Commissioned by Jyoto Junior High School (Akita, Japan) in 2017. The theme, from darkness to light, seems to have been used by many composers in the past. As I considered the same theme I found value in two contrasting key words, “Angel and Dark”. When they blended on the same axis, the image and music of this work was born. Light is beautiful because it is born out of... Program Note Commissioned by Jyoto Junior High School (Akita, Japan) in 201...   
  • Black Sky for Percussion Quintet
    Black Sky for Percussion Quintet
    Commissioned by Yumi Terada and Percussion Ensemble DRIVE The sky shows its many characters in different ways. No two are alike. This changing scene reminded me of the saying, “Woman (man) as fickle as April weather”. Perhaps, it is a depiction of our hearts and minds in everyday lives. When you imagine a “black sky”, you may think of the night sky. It is not only a... Commissioned by Yumi Terada and Percussion Ensemble DRIVE The sky shows its man...
  • City Girl Sentimentalism for Woodwinds Sextet and Percussion
    City Girl Sentimentalism for Woodwinds Sextet and Percussion
    Instrumentation Flute1st Clarinet in Bb2nd Clarinet in BbSoprano Saxophone in BbAlto Saxophone in EbBaritone Saxophone in Eb1st Percussion 3 Tom-toms Hi-Hat Cymbal Snare Drum Vibraphone2nd Percussion Marimba Glockenspiel Instrumentation Flute1st Clarinet in Bb2nd Clarinet in BbSoprano Saxophone in Bb...
  • CONFESSION for Percussion Quartet
    CONFESSION for Percussion Quartet
    Instrumentation 1st Percussion Tubular Bells, Sound hose in Eb, Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal(*), Wind Chime, Tam-tam(*) 2nd Percussion Vibraphone, Xylophone 3rd Percussion 4 Timpani, Sound hose in A, Marimba(*), Tam-tam(*) 4th Percussion 4 Toms, Snare Drum, Marimba(*), Suspended Cymbal(*), 2 Wood Blocks *Sharing the instruments Instrumentation 1st Percussion Tubular Bells, Sound hose in Eb, Glockenspiel, Su...
  • Fanfare Chicago
    Fanfare Chicago
    As the first young band from Japan to ever appear at Midwest Clinic, Tamagawa Academy’s Wind Orchestra wishes to celebrate this historical occasion by commissioning a special introductory work for their concert. The Academy’s resident composer, Shuhei Tamura, draws his initial motive from the great name of Chicago, “C-C-A-G”, creating a brilliant fanfare suitable for this... As the first young band from Japan to ever appear at Midwest Clinic, Tamaga...   
  • Fanfare for Brass Octet
    Fanfare for Brass Octet
    Instrumentation 1st Trumpet in Bb 2nd Trumpet in Bb 1st Horn in F 2nd Horn in F 1st Trombone 2nd Trombone Euphonium Tuba Instrumentation 1st Trumpet in Bb 2nd Trumpet in Bb 1st Horn in F 2nd Horn in F ...
  • Farthest Sea
    Farthest Sea
    Program Note Commissioned by Toryo Junior High School Band (Hokkaido, Japan). Standing alone in front of the great sea, "Voice of the Sea" can be heard. Wind blows across the surface of the water, waves are created, and the music endures with a soothing consonance. "Voice of the sea" is the product of the breath of the earth itself. Sounds born from human breath, that is,... Program Note Commissioned by Toryo Junior High School Band (Hokkaido, Japan)...  
  • Heroes of the Forest for Woodwinds Sextet and Percussion
    Heroes of the Forest for Woodwinds Sextet and Percussion
    Commissioned by Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, Tamagawa Academy. Premiered at the 2008 Tokyo Elementary School Ensemble Contest. The setting is in a forest, and various instruments represent different characters. The story line is creative and performers should think freely and enjoy expressing their own ideas. Instrumentation FluteOboeSoprano Saxophone in Bb1st Alto Saxophone in Eb2nd Alto Saxophone in... Commissioned by Kazuhiko Tsuchiya, Tamagawa Academy. Premiered at the 2008 Toky...