Ho-O Jin-ai cho-fu

From Wind Repertory Project
Eiji Suzuki

Eiji Suzuki

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: 6:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $300 (Rental)   |   Score Only Unknown


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

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chan-chiki
  • Claves
  • Glockenspiel
  • Moku-shou
  • Snare Drum (snares off)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned and dedicated to OTSU Symphonic Band, Yoichi Morishima, conductor

- Program Note from score

The phoenix (Ho-O), a mythological creature brought to Japan from China, is a symbol of longevity and renewal as reflected in various clan emblems from the era of Asuka / Hakuho (BC 592-710). Origins of the phoenix are traced back to ancient Egypt. The phoenix immolates every 500 years, returning to start a fresh new life.

This theme is also utilized in the Japanese manga series Hi no Tori (1967), a 12-book collection by Osamu Tezuka. The composition’s overall concept accurately follows the images and structure of Osamu while avoiding direct quotes of existing anime themes. One core concept, that wars created by mechanical and robotic entities bring the human race to ruin and rebirth (guided by the symbolic power of the Phoenix) is basic to this work.

- Program Note from Tamagawa Academy Wind Orchestra concert program, 15 December 2016

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