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Hiraizumi

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Simon Hutchinson

Simon Hutchinson


Subtitle: Cyberpunk for Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 9:505
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Simon Hutchinson Music
Cost: Score and Parts - To be determined


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Electronics


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Hiraizumi, a small town in Northern Japan, is home to a collection of Buddhist temples nestled in the hills of a picturesque rural landscape. These temples, dating back to 850 AD, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. A place must meet several possible criteria to become a World Heritage Site, and the “Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi,” was accepted under criteria ii, "exhibits an important interchange of human values...on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design”, and vi, "is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.” These temples stand, then, as a possible conduit to the past, but a place that is connected to living traditions that continue to be shaped by the modern world.

- Program Note by composer


New Haven composer Simon Hutchinson wrote Hiraizumi which uses winds and electro-acoustical sound to evoke the Japanese site’s special tranquility.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas C. Duffy, conductor) – 17 February 2017 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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