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When "Aeolian Trio" (2002) and "Aeolian Quartet" (revised 2003) became popular, the composer received e-mail requests for a quintet version from all over Japan. Mr. Kaneda, while under recovery from cancer, made the quartet into a quintet, and "Aeolian Quintet" was born in September of 2003. The title means "quintet in the Aeolian mode" (natural minor scale). It is in three-part form: fast-slow-fast. Beginning with a cheerful march, Marimba presents a beautiful melody in the middle section, and it concludes with the march. In this version, Vibraphone was used for color and energy, and a new ending was added.
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.