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Chang-Su Koh

Chang Su Koh

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cafua Records
Cost: Score and Parts – 34,560 yen


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I
English Horn/Oboe 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
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Afferoce for Wind Orchestra was commissioned in 2014 by Kasukabe Kyoei Senior High School Wind Orchestra of Saitama, Japan. The word “afferoce” is a coined word derived from two Italian musical terms “affettuso" (affectionate) and “feroce" (ferocious). The work is comprised of two alternating contrasting styles: (A) slow gentle section and (B) fast intense section. The basic form is A-B-A-B-A. However, A and B sections are closely related.

In the introduction, the two melodic motives calmly presented by the oboe are restated in the B section. Clarinets and saxophones introduce a warm lyrical melody after the oboe, which is then restated in the B section as the main theme. All of these restatements are slight alterations of the originals. In particular, the 6/8-meter of B section loses an eighth note to 5/8-meter in the second half of the piece, adding intensity to the music and more challenge for the performers with its reappearance. This challenging process builds increased expectations for a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment in the work’s conclusion.

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

Following the structural model of a double variation, the melodic and harmonic elements are related throughout the work, allowing for textures and rhythmic activity to provide contrast. With the use of interesting chordal events, primarily through inversion and clever use of implied dissonance, the fluidity between sections creates a through-composed work that, despite great contrasts, offers a high degree of continuity and relationships from the lyrical and plaintive opening through to the effervescent conclusion.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Koh, C. (2014). Afferoce for Wind Orchestra [score]. CAFUA rekodo: [Chigasaki].
  • Thompson, Ken. "Afferoce for Wind Orchestra." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 861-866. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.