Various Instruments

Clarinet

Composed: Feb 8, 2003
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf

Premiere Mar 7, 2003
"Accompanied" Solo pour la Flute traversiere BWV1013 a minor [2Cl.]

Composed: Feb, 2017
Instrument: 2B♭Cl

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Note Preface "Accompanied" unaccompanied Bach

Even in an unaccompanied solo piece, there are always underlying harmonies and one needs to be aware of this when performing. Therefore, when I teach my students, I have provided accompaniments to Bach's unaccompanied works. I have now decided to publish this accompanied version as I think it would be useful for music students in general. Here I present Bach's Partita for unaccompanied flute with continuo realization which can be also be performed as concert repertoire.
I have attempted to emulate Bach's harmonic style by imaging how he would have accompanied these works if had been asked to. Some may object to the choice of certain harmonies, but the whole point of this publication is to increase interest in performing with a strong sense of harmony through such a process.
Furthermore, in Bach's unaccompanied works, there are often multiple voices within a single part. So I have also provided a "duet version" which will help clarify the flow of the voices. I hope that students will perform this with friends or with their teachers, and enjoy and learn at the same time.

February 2017
Ito, Yasuhide
"Accompanied" Solo pour la Flute traversiere BWV1013 a minor [Cl. Pf.]

Composed: Feb, 2017
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf

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Note Preface "Accompanied" unaccompanied Bach

Even in an unaccompanied solo piece, there are always underlying harmonies and one needs to be aware of this when performing. Therefore, when I teach my students, I have provided accompaniments to Bach's unaccompanied works. I have now decided to publish this accompanied version as I think it would be useful for music students in general. Here I present Bach's Partita for unaccompanied flute with continuo realization which can be also be performed as concert repertoire.
I have attempted to emulate Bach's harmonic style by imaging how he would have accompanied these works if had been asked to. Some may object to the choice of certain harmonies, but the whole point of this publication is to increase interest in performing with a strong sense of harmony through such a process.
Furthermore, in Bach's unaccompanied works, there are often multiple voices within a single part. So I have also provided a "duet version" which will help clarify the flow of the voices. I hope that students will perform this with friends or with their teachers, and enjoy and learn at the same time.

February 2017
Ito, Yasuhide
Gelato con caffe, for Clarinet and Piano

Composed: 2002
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf
Duration: 3:00

Premiere Nov 3, 2002
J' ai trouve le Re de ma clarinette. [Cl. Pf.]

I've found the D on My Clarinet. for Clarinet and Piano

Composed: Apr 02, 2002
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf

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Premiere Apr 14, 2002
Kato Akihisa (Cl.), ItoYasuhide (Pf.)
Lucky Nine [Cl. Pf.]

Composed: 2003
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf
Duration: 3:30

Premiere Mar 7, 2003
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano [Cl. Pf.]

Composed: 2021
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf
Duration: 20

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Note In 2017, I wrote an oboe sonata at the request of MIYAMURA Kazuhiro (assistant concertmaster of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra) who wanted “a tonal sonata in the lineage of Saint-Saens and Poulenc”. After the premiere, the video of the performance was uploaded to the internet. This caught the eye of ISOBE Shuhei (former principal clarinet of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo), who commissioned me a clarinet sonata.
Composers such as Brahms, Saint-Saens and Poulenc have left masterpieces in this genre ? all mature works composed in the last years of their lives. So I felt under a lot of pressure and three years went by without much progress.
Finally in December 2020, I discarded the ideas I was working on and started from scratch. The work was completed on 10 January, 2021.

The sonata is formed of four movements. The overall structure is relatively simple: slow-fast-slow-fast in the style of a Baroque sonata.
Although the first movement is in the minor, it is not gloomy but should be played “chiaramente” (clearly). The various motifs that appear here shape the subsequent movements.
The second movement is written in the style of a scherzo. In rondo form, the motifs from the first movement are developed into episodes.
The third movement continues without a break, and unfolds like a chaconne. (If the performer chooses to play the first two movements only, go to the “for ending” section.)
The fourth movement is also in rondo form, but at the end it develops into a fugal section. After most of the motifs appear, the opening is reminisced in Adagio, and the work ends softly.
None of the movements is actually in “sonata form”, but as all are elaborately developed, I feel it is appropriate to call the work a sonata.
Ideally the four movements should be performed seamlessly, but one can take a break between the first and second movements, and between the third and fourth movements.
I have only indicated the basic dynamics and Agogik in the score. The melody should be played with plenty of expression.

The premiere took place on 22 March, 2021, at the Artist Salon “Dolce”, with the composer at the piano.
It’s quite touching that the premiere of this work falls on the centenary of Saint-Saens’ masterpiece.
Commissioned Isobe Shuhei
Premiere Mar 22, 2021
Isobe Shuhei (Cl.) Ito Yasuhide (Pf.)
Yaku-yoke Serenade

Composed: Feb 7, 2003
Instrument: B♭Cl. Pf
Duration: 2:00

Premiere Mar 7, 2003
Clarinet Dolce [3Cl.]

Composed: 2013
Instrument: 3B♭Cl
Duration: 4:30

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Rag Time March [Fl. Cl. Pf.]

Composed: Sep 05, 2001
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. Pf
Duration: 3:00

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Suitcase-Serenade (suite) [Fl. Cl. Perc.]

0.Take off 1.Jet-lag-rag-time 2.Coral blue blues 3.Samba de Souvenir

Composed: Apr 09, 2002
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. Perc
Duration: 8:00

Premiere Apr 14, 2002
The Waltzissimo [Fl. Cl. Pf.]

Composed: Mar 28, 2002
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. Pf

Premiere Apr 14, 2002
A Jupiter Fantasy 2001 [Fl. Cl. Sax. Pf4Hands.]

Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Pf4hands

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Fantasy on a theme of Jupiter (by G. Holst) [4Cl.]

Composed: 12013
Instrument: 3B♭Cl. Bass-Cl
Duration: 4:30

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Les Pas Espagnol (By G. Faure) [Fl. Cl. Perc. Pf.]

Composed: Sep 04, 2001
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. Perc. Pf

Solo una volta! (Only Once!) for Woodwind Quitet

Instrument: Fl. Ob . B♭Cl. Hrn. Bsn

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J' ai trouve le Re de ma clarinette. - I've foud the D on My Clarinet. [Clarinet ensemble]

Composed: Sep 4, 2010
Instrument: 4B♭Cl. E♭Cl. Bass-Cl
Duration: 5:00

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Suite from the Ballet "The Nutcracker" (by Tchaikovsky) [Fl. Ob. Cl. Hrn. Bn. Perc. Pf.]

Composed: Feb 19, 1993
Instrument: Fl. Ob . Bsn. B♭Cl. Hrn. Perc. Pf

Symphonie Classique op.25 (by S. Prokofiev) [Fl. Ob. Cl. Hrn. Bn. Pf. Perc.]

Composed: May 03, 1996
Instrument: Fl. Ob . Bsn. B♭Cl. Hrn. Perc. Pf

Adagio und Allegro in fur ein Orgelwek (by W.A. Mozart) [Fl. Ob . 2Bsn. 2Cl. 2Hrn]

Composed: Feb 28, 2002
Instrument: Fl. Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. 2Hrn

Premiere Apr 14, 2002
Ein Sommernachtstraum (by F. Mendelssohn) [Clarinet ensemble]

Instrument: E♭Cl. 4B♭Cl. Basset Cl. Bass-Cl. C.B.-Cl
Duration: 25:00

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Ein SommernachtstraumⅠ
Ein SommernachtstraumⅡ
First Suite for Eight players (by G. Holst) [Fl. Cl. Sax. Trp. Hrn. Trb. Euph. Perc.]

Composed: Jan 13, 1998
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Euph. Perc
Duration: 11

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First Suit for eight Players (8m ~)
Premiere Oct 8, 2013
Four Seasons of Japanese Children's Songs [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc.]

Composed: Mar 27, 2005
Instrument: Fl.(Picc.). B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc
Duration: 7:00

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"Intermezzo sinfonico" from "Cavalleria Rusticana" (by P. Mascagni) [Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. 2Bn. Cb.]

Composed: Dec 10, 2000
Instrument: Fl. 2Bsn. 2Ob . 2B♭Cl. Cb

Premiere Apr 18, 2001
Kenyan Fantasy for Eight Players [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Euph. Tub. Perc]

Composed: 2013
Instrument: Fl.(Picc.). B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Euph. Tub. Perc
Duration: 4:30

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Premiere 2013
Solo una volta! (Only Once!) for Eight Players

Instrument: Picc. B♭Cl. S-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Euph. Tub. Perc
Duration: 2:00

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Premiere Oct 8, 2013
Tchaikovskiana for Clarinet Octet

Instrument: E♭Cl. 4B♭Cl. A-Cl. Bass-Cl. C.B.-Cl
Duration: 5:30

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The Magical Carmen for Wind and Percussion Octet (by G.Bizet) ) [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc.]

Composed: 2005
Instrument: Fl.(Picc.). B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc
Duration: 4:30

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Premiere 2005
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Jupiter Fantasy 2001 [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. 2Perc]

Composed: Jan 18, 2001
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. 2Perc
Duration: 4:30

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Magical Magic Flute [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf.]

Composed: Apr 11, 2005
Instrument: Fl.(Picc.). B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf
Duration: 3:00

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Story of One Thousand Broken Musical Instruments [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf. Nar.]

Composed: Oct 14, 2004
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf
Duration: 12:00

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"Una furtiva Lagrima" from "L'elisir d'amore" (by G. Donizetti) [Fl. Ob. 2Cl. 2Hr. 2Bn. Cb.]

Composed: Nov 23, 2000
Instrument: Fl. Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. 2Hrn. Cb

Premiere Apr 18, 2001
A Parisian in America [Fl. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf.]

Composed: Oct 10, 2005
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Cl. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Perc. Pf. Mallets
Duration: 5:20

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"El lucevan le stelle" from "Tosca"  (by G. Puccini) [Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. 2Hr. 2Bn. Cb.]

Composed: Dec 24, 2000
Instrument: Fl. 2Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. 2Hrn. Cb

Premiere Apr 18, 2001
Mr. Cinderella at 23:45 1st Suite

Composed: 2001
Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Tub. Mba. Perc. Pf

Premiere Dec 10, 2001
"Prologue" from "I pagliacci" (by R. Leoncavallo) [Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. 2Hr. 2Bn. Cb.]

Composed: Dec 23, 2000
Instrument: Fl. 2Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. 2Hrn. Cb

Premiere Apr 18, 2001
Suite from the Ballet "The Nutcracker" (by Tchaikovsky) [2Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. Hrn. 2Bn. Hp.]

Composed: Jul 03, 1996
Instrument: 2Fl. 2Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. Hrn. Hrp

Suite from the Ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" op.66a (by Tchaikovsky) [2Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. Hrn. 2Bn. Hp.]

Composed: Aug 11, 1996
Instrument: 2Fl. 2Ob . 2B♭Cl. Hrn. 2Bsn. Hrp

Suite from the Ballet "The Swan Lake" op.66a (by Tchaikovsky) [2Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. Hrn. 2Bn. Hp.]

Composed: Jul 27, 1996
Instrument: 2Fl. 2Ob . 2Bsn. 2Bass-Cl. Hrn. Hrp

"Vissi d'arte,vissi d'amore" from "Tosca" (by G. Puccini) [Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. 2Hr. 2Bn. Cb.]

Composed: Dec 22, 2000
Instrument: Fl. 2Ob . 2Bsn. 2B♭Cl. 2Hrn. Cb

Premiere Apr 18, 2001