Various Instruments

Saxophone

Chaconne pour Alto Saxophone seul

Composed: Aug, 1980
Instrument: A-Sax
Duration: 10:00

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Premiere Aug 21, 1980
Zweisamkeit Ⅲ [Sax. Pf.]

Composed: May, 1985
Instrument: A-Sax
Duration: 14:00

Premiere Jun 13, 1985
Azzura, Air for Saxophone and Piano

Composed: Feb 24, 2018
Instrument: S-Sax. 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’.
Chakra-latta for Soprano Saxophone and Percussion

Composed: Nov, 2014
Instrument: S-Sax. Perc
Duration: 13:00

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Premiere Dec 26, 2014
Concerto Fantastique for 2 Pianos and optional Percussions

Composed: Feb 06, 1997
Instrument: A-Sax. 2Pf
Duration: 13:00

Premiere Mar 2, 1997
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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Gelato con caffe, for Saxophone and Piano

Composed: Jan 11, 2003
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 3:00

Kenyan Fantasy for Soprano Saxphone (or Alto Saxphone) and Piano (suite)

1. Spiritual 2.. Pole Pole 3. Ballade 4. Ngoma

Composed: Aug 30, 1994
Instrument: Sax. Pf.
Duration: 9:00

Kokiriko alla Marcia, for Saxophone and Piano

Composed: Apr 25, 2000
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 4:30

Premiere Jun 13, 2000
L'insalata del Sassofono -Suite per Sasofono soprano e Piano [Sax. Pf.]

1.Antipasto misto 2.Spaghetti Macedonia 3.Agnello arrosto 4.Insalata di Cesare 5.Gelato con caffe

Composed: Apr 30, 2003
Instrument: S-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 9:00

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L'insalata del Sassofono con i gelati speciali -Suite per Sasofono soprano e Piano [Sax. Pf.]

1.Antipasto misto 2.Spaghetti Macedonia 3.Agnello arrosto 4.Insalata di Cesare 5.Cioccolata d'amore 6.Gelato con caffe

Composed: Apr 30, 2002
Instrument: S-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 12:00

Marimba-Ristrante, Suite per Marimba e Sassofono Soprano [Sax. Mba.]

Composed: Jun 14, 2002
Instrument: S-Sax. Mba
Duration: 9

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Mouvement Supplemntaire a 'ZWEISAMKEIT' [Sax. Pf.]

Composed: Oct, 1986
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 10:00

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Premiere Dec 21, 1986
Ryukuan Fantasy, for Soprano-Saxophone and Piano

Composed: Jul 09, 1997
Instrument: S-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 4:30

Premiere Aug 4, 1997
Saxophonissimo! Capriccio for Saxophone and Piano

Composed: Dec 13, 2007
Instrument: S-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 10:00

Premiere Dec 25, 2007
Saxphone Concerto   [Sax. Orch.]

Concerto Saxophone alto et orchestre

Composed: Jul 18, 1988
Instrument: Sax.(Alto) Orch.
Duration: 12:00

Publisher: Henry Lemoine
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Premiere Aug 12, 1989
Saxphone Concerto, Reduction for Alto Saxphone & Piano by the Composer

Composed: Nov 28, 1989
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 12:00

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Variations on a theme by Rameau, for Altosaxophone and Piano

Composed: Aug 12, 1988
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 6:30

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CD: Once Upon A Time 
ZWEISAMKEIT 1, for Altosaxophone & Piano

Composed: Dec, 1982
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 10::00

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Premiere Dec 22, 1982
Zweisamkeit Ⅱ [Sax. Pf.]

Composed: Apr, 1984
Instrument: A-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 14:00

Premiere May 10, 1984
A Carnival Day (Piano reduction version) [Sax. Euph. Pf.]

Instrument: A-Sax. Euph. Pf.

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
Cioccolata d'amore for Saxophone and Cornet and Piano

Composed: Aug 5, 2007
Instrument: A-Sax. Trp. Pf.
Duration: 3:00

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CD: SAXOPET ! -Works for Trumpet and Saxophone-
Kokiriko alla Marcia [Sax. Mba. Pf.]

Composed: Mar 09, 2001
Instrument: S-Sax. Mba. Pf.
Duration: 4:30

Premiere 2001
Ode for Saxophone, Trumpet and Piano

for Saxophone, Trumpet and Piano

Composed: Aug 5, 2007
Instrument: A-Sax. Trp. Pf.
Duration: 7:00

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CD: SAXOPET ! -Works for Trumpet and Saxophone-
Rag Time March [Fl. Cl. Pf.]

Composed: Jun, 1984
Instrument: Fl. A-Sax. Pf.

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Saxophone Dolce [3Sax.]

Composed: 2013
Instrument: 3A-Sax
Duration: 4:30

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A Jupiter Fantasy 2001 [Fl. Cl. Sax. Pf4Hands.]

Instrument: Fl. B♭Cl. A-Sax. Pf4hands

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Dreaming Doll [4Sax.]

Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax
Duration: 2:30

Ryukuan Fantasy [4Sax.]

Composed: Dec 11, 1999
Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax
Duration: 4:30

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Saxophone Quartet No.1

1. Allegro 2. Lento 3. Allegro Scherzando 4. Senza Tempo?Allegro

Composed: Apr 30, 1988
Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax
Duration: 9:00

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Note Composed in 30 April 1988. Commissioned by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet.

This piece consists of four movements as in tradition. Yet, breaking away from tradition, as all four movements may also be interpreted as one “sonata”. At the time, it was my main focus to allow my imagination to develop the short motifs as far and wide as I could.

The 1st movement, or, the exposition when taken as a sonata, is a relatively short movement, and presents all the essential elements for the upcoming movements.

The next three movements are performed continuously with no breaks in between.

Lento, the 2nd movement, begins with the notes B-A-C-H (Bb-A-C-B in English system) on the baritone saxophone, and gradually unfolds as some kind of a “song” with this motif. Along the way, similar to “Zweisamkeit” composed in 1982 for the alto saxophone, the motif is presented in free tempo but with heightened tension.

The 3rd movement has a developing triplet-motif, followed by the 4th movement, which ends with a brief recapitulation of the 1st movement.
Saxophone Quartet No.2

1.Allegro molto 2.Adagio(for Baritone Saxophone) 3.Moderate (for Tenr Saxophone) 4.Alleretto(for Soprano Saxophone) 5.Lento(for Alto Saxophone) 6.Allegro molto

Composed: Dec 30, 1990
Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax
Duration: 16:00

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Note Composed in 30 Dec 1990. Commisioned by Trouvere Quartet

Following a visit to Egypt in 1988, I started developing an interest in “microtones”, something that are often found in ethnic music.

Although it is commonplace for microtones to exist in their respective ethnic music, they appear to sound distorted from the Western musical perspective. The 3rd and 4th movements of this piece were composed with such “microtones”, and feature improvisational performance done in heterophony.

It is almost safe to say that in music from various ethnicities, the perfect fifth interval exists as a common element. In the seven-note scale of Thai music, there is a strong foundation for the perfect fifth can be heard. As such, the temperament in the 2nd and 4th movements of this piece can be said to be close to that of Thai music.

The notes are divided equivalently into five between the C and G of Western scale, resulting in a sound that constitutes to neither a major, nor a minor scale. The notes ascending from G to C are divided into four equivalents, seemingly with a leading note, or rather similar to the sound in the Mixolydian mode.

On the musical score, pitch deviations are given in cents (a semitone is 100 cents). In addition, quarter tones, which are half of a semitone, are also used, most notably as clusters in the beginning of this piece and can be evidently heard throughout.

Similar to Saxophone Quartet No.1, this piece also consists of a relatively short first movement and last movement. From the 2nd to the 5th movement, each movement is built for the baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, and alto saxophone respectively, featuring the characteristics and performing techniques unique to each of those instruments.


Saxophone Quartets No. 1 and 2, both share the focus of maintaining traditional elements while challenging to break away from tradition, and even aimed to incorporate some Japanese elements as well. A similar composition would be my Symphony for wind band composed in 1990.

I express my utmost gratitude to Quartet Hayate for performing these pieces, brimming with youthful desire and enthusiasm on this occasion of significant importance to myself.
Premiere Jan 13, 1991
The Seashell Song for Saxophone quartet

Composed: Apr 6, 2013
Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax
Duration: 5:00

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Premiere Apr 12, 2013
Kokiriko a la Marcia for Saxophone quatartet and Piano

Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. B-Sax. Pf.

Ryukuan Fantasy [4Sax. Pf.]

Instrument: S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax. Pf.

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Kenyan Fantasy (suite) [Vn. Va. Vc. Fl. Sax.. Pf]

1.Spiritual 2. Pole Pole 3. Ballade 4. Ngoma

Composed: Aug 09, 1994
Instrument: Vn. Va. Vc. Fl. Sax. Pf.
Duration: 9:00

Kokiriko alla Marcia [Vc. 4Sax. Pf.]

Composed: Sep 02, 2000
Instrument: Vc. S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 4:30

Premiere 2000
Ryukuan Fantasy [Vn. 4sax. Pf.]

Composed: Nov 27, 1999
Instrument: Vn. S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax. Pf.
Duration: 4:30

Ryukuan Fantasy [5Sax. Pf.]

Instrument: 2S-Sax. A-Sax. T-Sax. Bar-Sax. Pf.

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Espana for Saxophone ensemble based on Spanish melodies

Composed: Aug 16, 2004
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax
Duration: 5:00

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Premiere Aug , 2004
Fanfare21 for Saxophone Orchestra -based on the theme of Bolero by M. Ravel

Composed: Oct 31, 2001
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax

Premiere Dec , 2001
Fantasia Classica [8Sax.]

Composed: Sep 16, 1993
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax
Duration: 7

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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
La Danza di Terra for Saxophone Ensemble

Composed: 2006
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax
Duration: 5:30

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Premiere Aug , 2006
Singaporiana for Saxophone ensemble

Composed: Jul 25, 2005
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax

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Premiere Aug , 2005
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
Tchaycovskiana for Saxophone ensemble

Composed: Jul 28, 2003
Instrument: 2S-Sax. 2A-Sax. 2T-Sax. 2Bar-Sax
Duration: 5:30

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Premiere Aug 24, 2003
Information From Octet to the large ensemble.Also available the other version for Saxophone Quartet.Sopranino Saxophone and Bass Saxophone are optional. Available the version for Flute Quartet.
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.

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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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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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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
Ryukuan Fantasy for saxophone choir

for saxophone choir

Composed: Oct, 2013
Instrument: 3S-Sax. 3A-Sax. 3T-Sax. 3T-Sax. 3Bar-Sax. B-Sax
Duration: 4:30

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Premiere Nov 30, 2013
FANFARE for Saxophone Orchestra

Composed: Aug 08, 1987
Instrument: 6S-Sax. 6A-Sax. 6T-Sax. 4Bar-Sax

Tableau, for Saxphone Orchestra

Composed: Aug 09, 1988
Instrument: 4S-Sax. 8A-Sax. 8T-Sax. 8Bar-Sax. 4B-Sax
Duration: 6:00