Various Instruments

Double Reed

"Accompanied" Solo pour la Flute traversiere BWV1013 a minor [2Ob.]

Composed: Feb, 2017
Instrument: 2Ob

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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 [Ob. Pf.]

Composed: Feb, 2017
Instrument: Ob . 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
Azzura, Air for English Horn and Piano

Composed: Feb 24, 2018
Instrument: EH. Pf.
Duration: 5:00

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performed with Flugelhorn
Note Azzurra, meaning blue in Italian, is a colour of the flag of Friuli Province
where my ‘Trumpet Concerto’ was premiered. It is also where Mr. Ottaviano
Cristofoli (Solo trumpet player of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra) who
served as a soloist of the concerto was born.
‘Trumpet Concerto’ is a single, fifteen minute movement but it consists of
three parts. This ‘Azzurra (Blue Air) corresponds to the second part. In
‘Trumpet Concerto’, this part is played by Flugelhorn.
Ottaviano plays a trumpet beautifully, like a singer. Therefore, this melody
is in G. Verdi or G. Donizetti style. This being an homage to the great
Italian composers.
Also of interest is that the name Verdi has the meaning of ‘green’;
however this isnt' the reason that I titled this piece ‘Blue’.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Composed: Jan 22, 2017
Instrument: Ob . Pf.
Duration: 13

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Note Program Notes from the Premiere

It was in late 2014 when oboist Kazuhiro Miyamura approached me in earnest and commissioned me to compose an oboe sonata that was "tonal,without quotations, and in the lineage of Saint=saens and Poulenc".
Traditionally, the "sonata", especially in chamber music, has always been an important genre in which a composer would demonstrate his skills. Equally, it has been an important repertoire for instrumentalists. However, in today's rapidly-changing world , how much demand is there for the sonata? These days, people prefer lighter music, film or theatre-type music, or even "video game music" -style works and music accompanied by video.
Personally, I consider that Western music is an art where a given length of time is constructed purely by sounds, and this rich world cannot be discussed without the "sonata".

This single-movement oboe sonata, which lasts a little over 13 minutes, has a multi-layered structure: it is constructed in large-scale sonata form but also includes a scherzo, slow movement and a fugal rondo within the movement. Everything derives from the opening oboe melody. All the melodies that appear in this work are quite ordinary, but the trick is that they appear first in developed (or variation) form and only later do they appear in complete form. There is one quotation at the very end - from my own song. This means that the sonata is in fact heading towards this song.
Commissioned Kazuhiro Miyamura
Premiere Feb 19, 2017
Kazuhiro Miyamura, Oboe Masato Suzuki, Piano
Sonatine, for Oboe and Piano [Ob. Pf.]

Composed: Aug 27, 2017
Instrument: Ob . Pf.
Duration: 3:10

Publisher: Rocket Music
Solo una volta! (Only Once!) for Woodwind Quitet

Instrument: Fl. Ob . B♭Cl. Hrn. Bsn

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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
"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