Il Calore di Tre Risaie

From Wind Repertory Project
Chang-Su Koh

Chang Su Koh

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 9:25
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00; (digital) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


  • Full Score
  • C Piccolo
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe I-II
  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I div.)
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • B-flat Cornet
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV
  • Trombone I-II
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium (div.)
  • Tuba
  • Contra-Bass
  • Piano
  • Harp
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-VI, including:
*Bass Drum
*Crash Cymbals
*Snare Drum
*Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Il calore di tre risaie (2022) is translated from Italian to read “The warmth of three rice patties [sic: paddies].” Being inspired by Italian culture and music, Chang Su Koh writes with techniques typical of European classical music. He sequences ideas in modulating keys, clearly develops sections, and follows the statement-digression-return model so often found in music of that era. However, he pairs these classical structures with his unique contemporary style. Throughout his contrasting sections, Koh introduces three themes that are eventually layered together for a triumphant close to his newest work, Il calore di tre risaie.

- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Symphony, 21 September 2023

Commissioned by Sanda Gakuen Band for their 50th Annual Concert. The title, Il calore di tre risaie, means "heat of three rice fields" in Italian. I was honored to receive this commission, and in return, I sought to aptly celebrate the Sanda Gakuen Band.

In fact, Mr. Takata, the director, was my senior at university, and we had frequent contact with each other both as students and after graduation. Whenever I see him, I sense his great enthusiasm; I know of no one like him. I used this title as a shout-out to a passionate director and his players. I ask your judgment whether this piece meets that demanding criteria [sic].

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 21 September 2023

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