Wind band

Concerto

Concerto for Trumpet and Band

Composed: Feb 24, 2018
Duration: 15

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Note The amazing performance of Mr. Ottaviano Cristofoli, the solo trumpet player of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra inspired me to write a concerto full of melodies. He plays like a singer, and I feel as if I can even hear lyrics through his performance. As a result, this concerto, written for him, is full of melodies and 'molto cantabile'. I didn't write any typical trumpet passages such as fanfares or flourishes.
The piece consists of one movement, but you'll find three traditional movements. The first part 'allegro vivo' has sonata form, which lacks recapitulation of a second theme. Followed by the second part, andantino lento. The main theme is the second theme of the first part. It is in G. Verdi style. This being an homage to the great composer and also to Italy where this concerto has its premiere. The third part is 'Le Danze (Dances)'. You'll find a lot of dance characters from western and eastern countries. Through these dances, we hope to spread the message of peace on the earth.
Commissioned Orchestra Fiati Val Isonzo
Premiere Mar 17, 2018
Ottaviano Cristofoli, solo trumpet, with Orchestra Fiati Val Isonzo under the baton of Fulvio Dose.
Concerto for two Trumpets and Band

Composed: Jan 16, 2018
Duration: 16:30

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Note Commissioned by and dedicated to the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, (Victor Tam, music director and conductor).
Premiered on 19th February 2018 with Paul Archibald and Christopher Moyse, trumpets.

The first movement is an extremely fast tempo sonata form in which two trumpets are always intertwined in canon. The second theme of the first movement is a homage of Haydn's trumpet concerto leading directly to the second movement "Passacaglia". Here, the melody of "Chocolate d'Amore" is transformed and quoted in the middle section, and continues to the third movement. The six-eight rhythm of the timpani brings back the first theme of the first movement and the melody of the second movement, which alternate and interact with each other to conclude the piece.
Commissioned Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia
Premiere Feb 19, 2018
Paul Archibalt and Christopher Moyse, with Hong Kong chamber WInd Philharmonia under the baton of Victor Tam
A Carnival Day, concertino for alto saxophone and Euphonium (Fanfare Orchestra edition)

Composed: 2015

Premiere May 2, 2015
Hiroshi Hara (Saxophone), Kyohei Ando (Euphonium), Symphonic Fanfare Tokyo Cond: Yoshiaki Ito
Concerto for Tsugaru-Shamisen and Band

Composed: Aug, 2013
Duration: 14:00

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Commissioned Ichinomiya Fire Company Band
Premiere Nov 10, 2013
Yamaguchi, Koji (Tsugaru-Shamisen) Ichinomiya Fire Defence Band conducted by Suzuki, Tatsuya
A Carnival Day, concertino for Saxophone and euphonium [Sax. Euph. Band]

Composed: 2011
Instrument: A-Sax. Euph. Band
Duration: 6:30

Premiere Nov 26, 2011
Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green Tie Wind Ensemble
Concertino for piano and band 1.Black-Coffee-Sonata 2.Cioccolata d'amore 3.White-day- Samba

1. Black-Coffee-Sonata 2. Cioccolata d'more 3. White-Day-Samba

Composed: 2007
Instrument: Solo-Pf. Fl. Picc. Ob. Bn. BbCl. B-Cl. Alt.Sax. Ten.Sax. Bar.Sax. Hrn. BbTrp. Trb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc. Xylo.
Duration: 13:00

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1. Black-Coffee-Sonata
2. Cioccolata d'more
3. White-Day-Samba
Premiere Dec 1, 2007
Ito, Yasuhide (Pf.) Special C-wind "Wish"
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Concerto for Violin and Wind ensemble

Composed: Nov 24, 2006
Instrument: Vn.(Solo) Band
Duration: 27:00

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Premiere Jul 12, 2009
Mizuno, Sachika (Vn.) Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green Tie Wind Ensemble Conducted by Ito, Yasuhide
Carmen Fantasy (by G. Bizet) for Violin and Wind Band

Composed: Nov 17, 2005
Instrument: Vn.(Solo) Picc. Fl. Ob. Ehorn. Bn.Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc. Hp.

Premiere Dec 11, 2005
Mizuno, Sachika (Vn.) Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Freshman Wind Ensemble Conducted by Ito, Yasuhide
Euphonium Cocerto [Euph. Band]

Composed: Jun 6, 2005
Instrument: SOLO Euph. Hp. 2Fl. 2Ob. 2BbCl. Alt.Cl. Bas.Cl. 2Alt.Sax. 2Bn. 3Hrn. 3Trp. 3Trb. Tub. Cb. Tim. Perc. Cymbals , Bass Drum
Duration: 17:00

Commissioned Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Central Band
Premiere Jun 19, 2005
Hokazono, Shoichiro (Euph.) Japna Air Self-Defence Force, Central Band
CD: CONCERTO TRILOGY (KOSEI PUBLISHING)

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Concerto per Flauto d'amore ossia Concerto per Flauto [Fl. Band]

Composed: Oct 22, 2004
Instrument: SOLO Flute d'amore in Bb (SOLO Flute in C) Hp. 2Fl. 2Ob. 2Cl. A-Cl. B-Cl. A-Sax. 2Bn. 3Hrn. 3Trp. 3Trb. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc.
Duration: 17:00

Commissioned Nishi, Kazuo
Premiere Nov 6, 2004
Watase, Hidehiko (Fl.) Nakata, Sonoko (Hp.) Univ. of Tsukuba Band
Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Wind Band (by G.Bizet)

Composed: Apr 11, 2001
Instrument: Fl.(Solo) Picc. Fl. Ob. Ehorn. Bn.Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc. Hp.

Commissioned Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Ryukuan Fantasy, for Piano and Band

Composed: Mar 03, 1999
Duration: 5:00

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Commissioned NTT East Tokyo Wind Ensemble
Premiere May 14, 1999
NTT East Tokyo Wind Ensemble Ito, Yasuhide (Pf.) conducted by Yamada, Masahiro
CD: As Time is passing on -Band works by ITO Yasuhide(Cafua/CACG-0015)
CD: NTT East Tokyo Winds Ensemble (Cafua/CACG-0106)
Rhapsody in Blue (by G. Gershwin)

Composed: 1998
Instrument: SoloPf. 3Fl. Ob. SoloCl. 4Cl. Bas.Cl. Sop.Sax. AltoSax. Ten.Sax.Bar.Sax. 3Hrn. 2Trp. 3Trb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Perc.

Premiere Dec 13, 1998
Ito, Yasuhide (Pf.) Barasushi Wind Symphony
CD: As Time is passing on -Band works by ITO Yasuhide(Cafua/CACG-0015)
Chopin Fantasy

Composed: Oct 27, 1994
Instrument: Pf. Picc(Fl3rd). 2Fl. 3Ob. 3BbCl. ASax.TSax. BarSax. 3Bn. 4Hrn.
Duration: 5:00

Premiere Nov 23, 1994
Ito, Yaushide (Pf.) Hamamatsu Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Fantasy Variations, for Euphonium and Band

Composed: Jul 03, 1990
Instrument: Euph. Band
Duration: 8:30

Commissioned Miura, Toru
Premiere Aug 11, 1990
Miura, Toru (Euph.) Sapporo Wind Band
CD: Toke Civic Wind Orchestra (Cafua CACG0085)
CD: BRIGHT SUNLIT MORNING (Polyphonic QRPM149D)
Regimental Band Coldstream Guards
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Variations from "Carnival of Venice" [Euph. Band]

Composed: Oct 05, 1988
Instrument: Euph. Picc. Fl. Ob. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Bari(opt). Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc.

CD: Euphonium Concerto
Carnaval of Venis for Euphonium and Bnad (Euphonium: Ushigami, Takashi)
Vocalise op.34-14 (by S. Rachmaninov) [Sax. Band]

Composed: Sep 27, 1988
Instrument: A-Sax. Band

Concerto Fantastique pour Saxophone Alto et Orchestre d'Harmonie

Composed: Mar 12, 1983
Instrument: A-Sax. Band
Duration: 13:00

Note An opening percussion passage leads into a saxophone cadenza designed to display the soloist's technical skill. As the cadenza soars to a peak the ensemble makes a dynamic entrance. The contrast between the rhythmic music of the ensemble and the drawn-out notes of the saxophone brings the opening section to a climax..
This is followed by a quieter piu mosso section featuring woodwinds and saxophone, then the saxophone playing against the ensemble. Next there is anoter saxophone cadenza backed by muted trumpets and climaxed by an emphatic statement by the percussion.
After a brief return to piu mosso and contrastive sections a rhythmic section backed by the percussion begins, the saxophone playing sometimes swith the ensemble and sometimes against it, and sometimes improvissing.. The final section incorporates jazz elements. Following a sustained Bb chord, the concerto closes with a cadenza accompanied by percussion instruments improvising in the style of traditional Japanese music. [Subliminal Festa KOCD-0401]
Commissioned Sugawwa, Nobuya and /Hamamatsu Kita High School Band
Premiere Apr 07, 1983
Sugwa, Nobuya (Sax.) Hamamatsu Kita High School Band
Information Also avalable the reduction for sax and Pf (4 hands).
CD: Subliminal Fest -Favorite Past Alubum (KOSEI Publishing)

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