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Shishikura, Koh

  • Ave Maria (score)
    Ave Maria (score)
    This original composition is considered one of Charles Gounod’s masterpieces. The words are taken from the Latin scripture of Ave Maria. The melodic line is derived from the harmony of J.S. Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Often performed by soprano voice or stringed instrument, this work may not be so familiar to the wind band world. This... This original composition is considered one of Charles Gounod’s maste...   
  • Cavalleria Rusticana (score)
    Cavalleria Rusticana (score)
    In 1889, music publisher Edoardo Sonzogno sponsored a competition for young Italian composers who had not yet brought an opera to stage. Cavalleria Rusticana was submitted, winning First Prize. It had ideology, principle, and the emotional extremes embraced by the Italian Verismo movement of the late 19th century, and Mascagni was credited with initiating the opera verismo style. The title means... In 1889, music publisher Edoardo Sonzogno sponsored a competition for young...   
  • Dawn (Chorus and Band) (score)
    Dawn
    (Chorus and Band) (score)
    This song was created by the graduating seniors of a high school band club in Hokkaido, Japan. Each band member contributed parts of the text, which they then put together and practiced diligently, keeping it secret from their director. Naming it after their primary contest piece of the year, Daphnis et Chloé’s "Lever du jour,” the song was presented at the club graduation ceremony on their... This song was created by the graduating seniors of a high school band club i...  
  • Gravement from Fantasia in G Major (BWV572) (score)
    Gravement from Fantasia in G Major (BWV572) (score)
    From the “Gravement” section of BWV572, the elegance and deep spirituality of Bach is technically moderate but musically magnificent. Scored for normal instrumentation. Instrumentation 1st & 2nd Flutes Oboe Bassoon Clarinet in Eb 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb 3rd Clarinet in Bb Bass Clarinet & Contrabass Clarinet in Bb 1st Alto Saxophone in Eb 2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb... From the “Gravement” section of BWV572, the elegance and deep s...   
  • Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (score)
    Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (score)
    In December 1856, when Wagner was at work on the first act of Siegfried, he became obsessed with a melodic idea he associated with the legend of Tristan and Isolde. He subsequently broke away from his work on the Ring Cycle until his opera based on Tristan and Isolde was completed. The Prelude and Liebestod (or Love-Death) constitutes the very beginning and end of the opera, in an orchestral... In December 1856, when Wagner was at work on the first act of Siegfried, he...   
  • THAÏS Selections from the Opera (score)
    THAÏS
    Selections from the Opera (score)
    Program Note The opera "Thais" was completed in 1893. The premiere was not so well received, and after several years a Massenet revision found greater favor. This is a love story where emotions sway between 'saintly' and 'secular' hopes of the monk Athanael, who strongly wants to convert the courtesan Thais, who lives a life of abandon. This arrangement consists of four main scenes. The final is... Program Note The opera "Thais" was completed in 1893. The premiere was not...