1. Maestoso - 2:50
2. Pregando - 5:00
3. Scherzoso - 4:45
4. Affetuoso – 5:25
5. Festivo – 8:45
Flute I-II (II doubling Alto Flute in G)
Oboe I-II (II doubling English horn in F)
Bassoon I-II (II doubling Contra-bassoon)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Tubular Bells
None discovered thus far.
Koh writes of his work:
The work is made up of five movements, which use a large soundscape of almost every available wind instrument. I consider the work to be a concerto for wind symphony created in the mold of Bartók and Lutosławski.
The piece features each instrument to its fullest potential. Because the movements are intertwined and share material, there is a complex connection throughout which creates a strong sense of organic unity.
Maestoso, the first movement, is a fanfare that relies primarily on the brass to introduce the piece in a powerful and festive manner.
Pregando, the second movement, is a prayer which uses two motifs, the first played by the alto flute representing the magical sounds of the East, and the second played by the horn embodying the austere tones of the West. This material plays an important role throughout the work.
Scherzoso, the third movement, has a dance-like quality as well as a march character and serves as a matrix for other constructs.
Affettuoso, the fourth movement, has the subtitle “with much love.” It is the most romantic of the set and provides an opportunity for the featured woodwind instruments to sing to their fullest.
Festivo, the fifth and final movement, is a convergence of all the other movements. It acts as a summary of what has come before and relies heavily on variation.
- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Symphony concert program, 19 September 2019
- Audio CD: Showa Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) - 2019
None discovered thus far.
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- University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 19 September 2019
- Osaka (Japan) College of Music Wind Orchestra (Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor) - 6 March 2016 *Premiere Performance*
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Afferoce (2014)
- Arirang and Akatonbo (as arranger) (2003)
- As the Sun Rises (2003-2004)
- Carnival Day (1999)
- Cherry Blossom Brilliance (2017)
- Chirche for Wind Orchestra (2019)
- Concerto for Wind Orchestra (2016)
- Dichterliebe (as arranger) (1840/2015)
- Dithyrambos (2006)
- Divertimento Based on Chatsumi (2005/2006)
- Eleutheria (2020)
- Fantajia (2016)
- Humoresque (2010)
- Il Calore di Tre Risaie (2022)
- Korean Dances (2004)
- Lament for Wind Orchestra (2002)
- Mindscape for Wind Orchestra (2015)
- Ode to R.S. (2012)
- Pansori'c Rhapsody (2008)
- Second Movement from "Streichquartett nr. 2" (as arranger) (1915-1917/2006)
- Vanitas for Wind Orchestra (2011)
- Viva! Osakan. See: Vive as an Oak
- Vive as an Oak (2019)
- Brett Penshorn, personal correspondence, September 2019
- George, Matthew. "Concerto for Wind Ensemble." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 925-934. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 375.