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Four Seasons of Japan

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Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


1. Autumn - The Maple Road
2. Winter - Snow Mountains
3. Spring - Cherry Blossom
4. Summer - Fireworks


Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (III optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (II optional)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (optional)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III optional)
Horn in F I-II-III (II optional)
Trombone I-II-III (III optional)
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chimes (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel (optional)
  • Gong
  • Hyo-shi-gi (Claves)
  • Marimba (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle (optional)
  • Vibra-slap


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by Roosevelt High School Symphonic Band (Hawaii, USA). Director Gregg Abe and students are very interested in everything Japanese, from culture and beautiful scenery to Japan's remarkable band scene. Thus, they commissioned a new piece based on the theme Four Seasons in Japan. In Japan, the school year starts in April. But other countries usually begin in fall, so this piece is written in the order of Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer. It offers a viewpoint of the four seasons as observed from outside Japan.

The composer wishes for others to be more familiar with his country and hopes for foreign and Japanese bands to deepen engagement through fine literature and exciting performance. In March 2019, Roosevelt's Symphonic Band was selected as one of four groups performing at the prestigious New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall. Their premiere performance won gold prize.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Roosevelt High School (Hawaii) Symphonic Band (Gregg Abe, conductor) – March 2019 (Carnegie Hall, New York) *Premiere Performance*

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