Le chant de l\'amour et de la priere (SCORE)

Le chant de l'amour et de la priere (SCORE)

  • Composer: Matsushita, Tomohito
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 8:30
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A108A


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 roughly divided into four scenes, starting with a beautiful theme and harmony that is characteristically full of love, a second scene that expresses conflicts with oneself such as anger and misery, and then the atmosphere changes dramatically. A third scene expresses gratitude and prayers for the loved one, and the finale culminates with various mixed feelings and great intensity.
Overall, it is very dramatic music, so I would be happy if you would strive to portray each thought with great expressiveness.

(Tomohito Matsushita)


Piccolo (Flute)
1st & 2nd Flutes

Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb (div.)
2nd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
3rd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

Soprano Saxophone in Bb
1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb

1st Trumpet in Bb (div.)
2nd Trumpet in Bb (div.)
3rd Trumpets in Bb (div.)

1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st & 2nd Trombones
Bass Trombone

String Bass


(doub. Suspended Cymbal)

[1st Percussion]
Suspended Cymbal
Sprash Cymbal / Tam-tam

[2nd Percussion]
Bass Drum / Bongos
Antique Cymbals
Wind Chimes
Tam-tam / Whip
Glockenspiel / Chimes

[3rd Percussion]
Snare Drum
3 Tom-toms / Anvil
Glockenspiel / Chimes

[4th Percussion]
Bass Drum / Crash Cymbals
Tam-tam / Triangle
Vibraphone / Marimba

[5th Percussion]
Bass Drum / Sizzle Cymbal
Tam-tam / Wind Chimes
Whip / Glockenspiel