Commissioned by the Naniwa Orchestral Winds, April, 2008.While working on the piece, I contacted director Mr. Nobuyuki Kanai numerous times viaemail.??What musical form do you want?" "What duration?" "What would be a good title?" Mr.Kanai had a specific vision. I was surprised and at the same time impressed with his concept.It was most enjoyable being able to work with such a great ensemble and leader. It was likethe collaboration of film director and score composer.As the title suggests, the name dedicates this piece to a fabulous ensemble, with the utmost ofrespect. (As mentioned, Mr. Kanai helped me with the title.)The work expresses the joy of creating music. You cannot see the staging during the CDrecording [Naniwa "Orchestral" Winds 2008 (BOCD-7187)] but random ad lib music startswithout the conductor present. The conductor then walks on stage when the horn, tenor andbass instruments unify into a majestic introduction (there is applause on the CD). Any sectionmay start this introduction. Be free of tempo and as expressive as possible.
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