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Daydreams (Itoh)

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Takuma Itoh

Takuma Itoh

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 15:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Takuma Itoh
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass 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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle (3)
  • Vibraphone (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As is often the case with contemporary composers, Itoh draws on many different influences for the creation of Daydreams. It is not conceived in one strict rhythmic or tonal "system," but rather incorporates a combination of strict tempo and "clock time,” precisely notated elements and aleatoric figures and major/minor tonalities, chromatic elements, and modal and synthetic scales. Daydreams truly represents the plurality of styles and techniques found in the twenty-first century.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band

I wanted to create an atmosphere of going in and out of a timeless suspension. To create this feeling, I used indeterminate (ad libitum) notation alongside a more conventional, metered notation: at times, the indeterminate figures create a suspended atmosphere (such as in the opening moments of the piece), while in other moments, propels the music forward with a rapid flurry of notes. The piece gradually builds until the climactic moment when the sounds literally engulf the listeners: a group of musicians who were on stage during the beginning of the piece are now playing from the balconies, creating a reverberant, “surround-sound” effect for the listeners situated within the auditorium.

Program Note by composer

For Cynthia Johnston Turner and the Cornell Wind Ensemble

- Program Note from Score


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra (Terrence Milligan, conductor) – 15 February 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Cynthia Johnston Turner conductor) – 1 March 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer