WISH for Flexible Ensemble - Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion

WISH for Flexible Ensemble - Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Cornet
[Part 2] Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 4] Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium
[Part 5] Bassoon, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, Tuba, String Bass
[Percussion(optional)] Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Tambourine

WISH for Wind Orchestra
1989 All Japan Band Competition Required Piece
Flexible version was premiered by Tokyo Elements in September 2018

The work features two basic elements: a pensive, lyrical opening, with much emotion, is followed by a bright and aggressive dance feature reflecting the vitality of Noh theatre. The climax at measure 45 is followed by 6 reflective measures, then more rhythmic events A Tempo. Enjoy the contrast with these two parts. Present a grand, vibrant Maestoso for the big finale.

This was a required piece for the 1989 AJBC. I remember Maestro Fennell and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra taught and advised a lot during recording and publication.
It is my great pleasure to transform it into a flexible setting after 30 years and to premiere it with "Tokyo ELEMENTS", especially with some members of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.Thank you for this opportunity!

(Tsutomu Tajima)