Hymn to the Sun - with the Beat of Mother Earth

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Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa

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General Info

Year: 2006 / 2010 / 2016
Duration: c. 9:40
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wind Art Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $369.95   |   Score Only (print) - $45.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-VI

(percussion detail desired)

SATB Chorus (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by Tokai City Wind Music Band for their 40th anniversary celebration. They gave the composer a difficult theme, that is: For 40 years we did our activity as if we were a family. We had new experiences, welcoming new members, supporting and helping one another, sometimes having troubles. Through these experiences, the band became our Sun. With the piece, we would like to express our enthusiasm for progress, taking over the early members’ will. The composer used to join in a school band, so he strongly agreed with the theme, but composing is another hard thing to do. He decided to drop in on the band almost every time he went to Nagoya, and promoted friendship with them, which led him to compose this piece.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Maryland: VI


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  • Eastern Wind Symphony (Princeton, N.J.) (Todd Nichols, conductor) - 17 June 2023
  • Murray (Ky.) State University Wind Ensemble (Trae Blanco, conductor) - 16 February 2021
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.) Wind Symphony (Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor) - 17 October 2020
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band and Symphonic Band (Dan Dietrich, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Wind Ensemble (Jason Rinehart, conductor; USA University Chorale, Laura Moore, director) – 27 September 2016
  • Landwehr Fribourg (Switzerland) (Isabelle Ruf-Weber, conductor) – 2014

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