Concerto for Horn and Wind Orchestra

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Hirokazu Fukushima

Hirokazu Fukushima

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 21:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Foster Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - 2,860 yen

Movements (played without pause)

1. Andante – 4:28
2. Allegro – 4:24
3. Adagio – 7:23
4. Vivace – 4:32


Full Score
Solo Horn
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
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
Tuba (div.)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongo
  • Conga
  • Finger Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-tom (4)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chime
  • Xylophone

Cello (div.)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This piece was commissioned by the world famous horn player Nobuaki Fukukawa. It was written in November 2015 and premiered at the third regular recital of the Yamamomo Symphonic Band. Based on the request of Mr. Fukukawa, this piece features a horn solo part which requires a rather advanced technique that is more challenging than regular horn sections. Yet, its theme is melodic, romantic, and memorable, and overall the music is expressive and easy on the ears. The piece comprises four movements with a tempo structure of slow-fast-slow-fast, with each movement played after the preceding one without any pause.

I. Andante. This movement opens with an intriguing orchestral prelude which is followed by the solo horn's lonely sound. The movement unfolds like a journey into the deep forest as the horn interacts with other musical instruments, which leads into the second movement.

II Allegro. The solo horn plays a series of fast passages reminiscent of a woodwind instrument, and pushes the music into a thrilling section that brings the entire orchestra into the fold. The excitement gradually fades away as the piece enters the third movement.

III. Adagio. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this is one of the most romantic slow movements ever to be written for the horn. The music here is simply beautiful and the long cadences are especially worth listening out for.

IV. Vivace. The piece abruptly shifts into a lighthearted dance for the final movement which contains allusions to the previous movements as it depicts the scene of someone riding on a horse and freely traversing all of time and space, pushing the piece to its moving finale.

- Program note by publisher


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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