"Aeolian Trio" was written in the spring of 2002 after an e-mail request from a student at Makino High School Band, Osaka. The title means "trio in the Aeolian mode" (natural minor scale). It is written in three-part form: fast-slow-fast. Beginning with a cheerful march, the Marimba sings a beautiful melody in the middle section, and the piece concludes with the march. In this work, like others from Mr. Kaneda, normal instruments are effectively used to realize a rich singing style, and its educational consideration allows beginners to also perform.