Wind band

with Vocal

Rainbow for tomorrow for Chorus and Wind Ensemble

Composed: Sep 18, 2017
Duration: 7:30

Premiere Oct 25, 2017

Composed: Jun, 2017

Premiere Oct 25, 2017

Composed: Jun, 2017

Premiere Oct 25, 2017

Composed: Jun, 2017

Premiere Oct 25, 2017
On the Road

an Oratoio or a Theatre Piece

Composed: Apr, 2017
Duration: 35

Premiere Aug 12, 2017

Composed: Jul 28, 2016

The Seashell Song for Vocal and Band

Composed: Jun, 2016

CD: Marine Fantasy (Brain/BOCD-7611)
Ibuki - Breath of Life, Symphonic Cantata for Voice and Wind Orchestra

Composed: May 8, 2016
Duration: 15:00

Premiere Jul 9, 2016
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band, TOKYO
CD: Marine Fantasy (Brain/BOCD-7611)
That which He taught us …

for Soprano, Bariton and Band

Composed: Oct, 2015
Duration: 14:00

Note Signed in 1951, the Treaty of San Francisco officially marked the end of World War II. As the defeated nation of the war, Japan’s national sovereignty was at a risk of being lost to foreign powers such as China and the Soviet Union. The words of J. R. Jayawardene (1906-1996), former President of Sri Lanka (then Finance Minister of Ceylon) were what saved Japan from that fate. Although the island of Ceylon suffered aerial bombings from the Japanese Imperial Army, his words were that “We in Ceylon were fortunate that we were not invaded”, and that “we believe in the words of the Great Teacher” and “hatred ceases not by hatred but by love”, quoting the teachings of Buddha, in an attempt to allow a free Japan, and expressed that he had no wish for compensation from Japan. It can be said that, Japan is what she is today, because she was saved by the words of Buddha. (The Japanese people should be grateful for that.)
Among a great number of Buddhist texts, the original words by Buddha himself were only recorded in a few, and were written in the Pali language, which was spoken by Buddha. Hence, this composition being written based on the Pali language. However, though, it is not a piece of religious music.
In general, for all religions, all man may all but desire the same thing. Unfortunately though, wars cease to end in this world. Several countries and regions all over the world are in threatening situations.
“May all living beings be happy.” And may future generations live in a better world.
The music starts with a prayer, “May all living beings be happy” presented by the baritone. Shortly after, the soprano comes in, depicting fury. The baritone would respond with the words “hatred will not cease with hatred”, paving the way to a gentle melody, singing, “hatred will cease only by not hating”. The soprano would yield with the words “this is the eternal truth”.
The soprano ushers in a calm section with the words, “all living beings, feeble and strong”, while the baritone joins in with the words, “all beings that can, and cannot be seen”, eventually leading to a duet part with the words “may all be happy”. The composition fades quietly into the ending with both singing the words, “Good, good, good…”
The “e” and “o” of the Pali language are pronounced with an elongated emphasis. In the score, they are written as “?” and “?” respectively.
Premiere Nov 8, 2015
Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ulm, conducted by ITO Yasuhide
Marine Fantasy 2015

Composed: Sep 25, 2015
Duration: 13:00

Premiere Oct 10, 2015
CD: Marine Fantasy (Brain/BOCD-7611)

Composed: Jan, 2006
Instrument: Vocal. Band
Duration: 10:00

Note How to make the "AMKO-MA-PAN"(A sandowich with ANKO (bean jam) and MAyonnaise)(suite) Text by HAYASHI Nozomu
Premiere Feb 18, 2006
Bilder einer Ausstellung (by M. P. Mussorgsky)

Symphonic Cantata for 2 Pianos 8 Hands, Saxophone Quartet, Chorus and Band

Composed: Sep 13, 2005
Instrument: 2Pf.(8Hands) Band 4Sax.(SATB) Mix-chor.
Duration: 35:00

Publisher: ItoMusic / Brain
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Premiere Sep 27, 2005
Asian Super Gala Concert 2005 in Osaka
Agnus Dei

Composed: 2005
Instrument: Fl.(Picc.). B♭Cl. A-Sax. Hrn. Cornet. Euph. Trp. Tub. Mallets. Vocal
Duration: 3:00

Premiere 2005

Composed: Feb 5, 2004
Instrument: F-chor. Picc. 2Fl. English Horn Ob. Bn. 3BbCl. AitoCl. BassCl. 2ASax. TSax. BarSax. 4Hrn. 2Trp.(Cornets). 3Trb. Euph. Tub. St.Bass. Timp. 5Perc.
Duration: 12:00

Premiere Apr 18, 2004
Get well, Maestro

Composed: Apr 10, 2002
Instrument: Picc. Fl. Ob. Bn. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc. Vocal
Duration: 3:00

Commissioned Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Premiere Apr 11, 2002

Composed: Mar 9, 2002
Instrument: Band. Vocal

Premiere Mar 17, 2002
Pacem et gloriam pro nobis, Overture for Band

Composed: Jan 30, 2001
Instrument: Picc. Fl.1,2 Ob.1,2 Bn. EbCl. Cl1,2,3 AltoCl BassCl ContraltoCl. ContrabassCl. ASax.1,2 TSax. BSax. Hrn.1,2,3,4 Trp.1,2,3 Trb.1,2,3 Euph. Tub. Cb. Hp. C-chor. Tim.p. Perc. BANDA1(Trp1,2,3 Trb1,2,3) BANDA2(Trp1,2,3 Snare. Tom.) BANDA3(Trp1,2,3 Snare. Tom.) BANDA4(Trp1,2,3 Trb1,2,3)
Duration: 7:00

Commissioned Soka Gloria Wind Orchestra
Premiere Feb 18, 2001
Soka Gloria Wind Band conducted by Sagawa, Seiji
As Time is passing on, Symphonic Poem for Band

Composed: May 25, 2000
Instrument: 2or3Fl. Picc. 2Ob. 3Bas. EbCl. 3BbCl. AltoCl. BassCl. Sop.Sax. 2Alt.Sax. Ten.Sax. Bar.Sax. 4Hrn. 3Cornette. 3Trp. 2Trb. BassTrb. Euph. Tub. Cb. Timp. Perc. Mix-chor(sung by players)
Duration: 15:00

Commissioned Gral Wind Orchestra
Premiere Jul 08, 2000
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Gral Wind Orchestra conducted by Sagawa, Seiji
CD: As Time is passing on -Band works by ITO Yasuhide(Cafua/CACG-0015)
Festeggiamo e Cantiamo, Musica Festiva per Banda

Composed: Jul 07, 1998
Instrument: Picc. 2Fl. 2Ob. 2Bn. EbCl. 3BbCl. AltoCl. BassCl. SSax. ASax. TSax. BarSax. 4Hrn. 3Trp. 3Trb. Euph. Tub. St.Bass. Tim.p. Perc.
Duration: 9:30

Commissioned Toyama Pref. Band Association
Premiere Jul 25, 1998
Toyama Girls High School Band Conducted by Ito, Yasuhdie
Information Available for Chor additional.
CD: ITO YASUHIDE 2007 (ItoMusic/IMCD0707)
"Meguru Kisetsu ni" for Wind Ensemble

Composed: Nov 09, 1996
Instrument: Picc. 2Fl. Ob. Bn. 3BbCl. AitoCl. BassCl. 2ASax. TSax. BarSax. 4Hrn. 2Trp.(Cornets). 3Trb. Euph. Tub. St.Bass. Perc.
Duration: 10:00

Commissioned Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Chubu Band
Premiere Feb 27, 1997
Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Chubu Band
Etude op.10-3 for Chorus and Band (by F. Chopin)

Composed: Nov 06, 1994
Instrument: Fl. Ob. Bn. Cl. Sax. Hrn. Trp. Trb. Euph. Tub. Timp. Perc. F-chor.

Beethoven for us (by L. Beethoven)

Duration: 3:30

CD: ITO YASUHIDE 2007 (ItoMusic/IMCD0707)