Concert Band

…yet the sun rises

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Duration
Grade
Publisher
13:00
6
ItoMusic / Brain
Premiered on 18 July 2011

Premiered on July 18th, 2011 by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-Tie Wind Ensemble conducted by Douglas Bostock. In March of that year The Great East Japan Earthquake shocked the entire world. I knew I needed to channel my emotions through music but I did not know how to deal with such a devastating event.

Near the end of March, I came across a Twitter account by poet Ryoichi Wago, who had been tweeting profuse amounts of poetry related to the disaster. This encounter spurred me to compose songs in rapid succession. Among these I wrote “Yet the Sun Rises” on April 22nd which became the basis of this band work. I believe Mr. Wago captured one of many important messages about the tragedy in this specific poem and I felt the urge to deliver that message via the band setting.

 

Instrumentation 
 

Piccolo

Flutes in C 1, 2 also Alto Flute in G
Oboe 1, 2
Bassoon 1, 2
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinets in Bb 1, 2, 3
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb 1, 2
Tenor Saxophone in Bb 1, 2
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
Bass Saxophone in Bb

Horns in F 1, 2, 3, 4
Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3
Trombone 1, 2
Trombone 3 & Bass Trombone
Euphoniums
Tubas


String Bass
Piano Harp (optional Synthesizer)


Timpani
Percussion 1 - Triangle, Tambourine and (or) Sleigh bells, Bell tree
Percussion 2 - Roto-tom, 3 Toms
Percussion 3 - Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal

Mallets 1 - Cymbal antique, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel
Mallets 2 - Xylophone, Marimba