ITO Yasuhide, professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, has earned international acclaim for his compositional endeavors. His more than 1000 works include 90-plus wind band scores. Gloriosa” (1990 Ongaku No Tomo Sha; Bravo Music, international distributor) is one of the most frequently performed masterworks in the world, having the distinction of appearing in a standard Japanese high school music textbook. His “Festal Scenes”(TRN) saw its US premiere with Ito himself conducting, marking his first international appearance at the 1987 ABA-JBA joint convention.