This concert march was completed and premiered in December 2009 for the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima Prefecture All Japan Band Association. The title “Brillante” was selected by the association’s board from other proposed options including “Brightness”, “Light”, “Future”, “Dream”, “Hope”, and “Joy”, all reflected in the style of this piece.
The form of this work is standard Japanese concert march: 1st stanza - 2nd stanza - trio - recapitulation. Melody and phrases from the first half reappear toward the end as counter-melody and interlude which give the work a sense of unity.
On the other hand, this work employs various musical ideas. During the recapitulation, an eight bar phrase transition appears to provide momentum towards the coda, for greater emphasis. The final trumpet notes have optional divisi for a more “Brilliante” ending.
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