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Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa


Subtitle: A Hero’s Quest in the Heavens


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €137.00   |   Score Only (print) - €27.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drums (or Rainmaker)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-tom
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chime

Choir (players sing)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This work was composed in December 2005 for the Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama Senior High School Wind Band, which is one of the bands that Satoshi Yagisawa has engaged a good relationship with since his debut. The band director, Toshio Yasuhara, and his students love chorales very much. They traditionally put original lyrics to the music they perform every summer and sing along, thus creating a warm atmosphere.

The composer was asked to write a work that would make the most of this singing tradition, and to use a dreamy theme related to space or stars. He chose Perseus as a theme. This famous Greek hero saved Princess Andromeda, who was to be sacrificed to the sea monster Kraken. Satoshi Yagisawa was inspired by the movie Clash of the Titans, directed by Desmond Davis and produced in the UK in 1981. He hopes that many bands will enjoy the dramatic music.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W. Va.) Wind Ensemble (Scott Hippensteel, conductor) - 14 April 2022
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (Brett Johnson, conductor) – 17 November 2019
  • University of Northwestern – St. Paul (Roseville, Minn.) (John S. Herlihy, conductor) – 15 November 2019
  • Galaxy Wind Ensemble (Hong Kong) – 17 July 2011


Works for Winds by This Composer

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