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Masamicz Amano

Masamicz Amano

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Foster Music
Cost: Score and Parts - 30,240 yen

Movements (played without pause)

1. Sousyun
2. Warabe-Uta
3. Kokyou


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chanchiki
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Meteorological
  • Scepter Beat
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kokyou was commissioned to celebrate Akita Symphonic Band’s 30th anniversary; it premiered at their 27th annual concert in 2005. There are three movements.

I. Warabe-Uta (Children’s Song), utilizing a children’s folk song from Akita that portrays snow quietly falling to the ground. II. Soushun (Spring Hamony) portrays the welcome joy of late spring coming to Akita intertwined with the sunrise from Mt. Taiheizan (worshipped since ancient times). III. Kokyou (Beat). Then summer arrives, bringing the sound of a Japanese traditional flute, of chanchiki, and the crowded festival heating up to a climax.

- Program Note by Showa Wind Symphony concert program, 18 July 2015 (WASBE, San Jose, Calif.)



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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