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Four Seasons of Japan

Four Seasons of Japan

  • Composer: Yagisawa, Satoshi
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 7:30
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A096S
  • Inventory status: In stock


$85.00
Printed set (Score & Parts)

Autumn - The Maple Road, Winter - Snow Mountains, Spring - Cherry Blossom, Summer - Fireworks

Piccolo (optional)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3 (optional)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2 (optional)
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone (optional)

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3 (optional)
F Horn 1
F Horn 2 (optional)
F Horn 3
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3 (optional)
Euponium
Tuba
String Bass (optional)

Timpani
[Percussion 1 (optional)] Glockenspiel, Marimba, Chimes
[Percussion 2 (optional)] Gong, Triangle
[Percussion 3] Tom tom (4), Suspended Cymbal, Bongo, Vibraslap
[Percussion 4] Crash Cymbals, Gong, Snare Drum
[Percussion 5] Bass Drum, Hyo-shi-gi (Claves)

Commissioned by Roosevelt High School Symphonic Band (Hawaii, USA).

Director Gregg Abe and students are very interested in everything Japanese, from culture and beautiful scenery to Japan's remarkable band scene. Thus, they commissioned a new piece based on the theme "Four Seasons in Japan."

In Japan, the school year starts in April. But other countries usually begin in fall, so this piece is written in the order of "Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer". It offers a viewpoint of "the four seasons as observed from outside Japan".

The composer wishes for others to be more familiar with his country and hopes for foreign and Japanese bands to deepen engagement through fine literature and exciting performance.
In March 2019, Roosevelt's Symphonic Band was selected as one of four groups performing at the prestigious New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall. Their premier performance won gold prize.