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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

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Subtitle: For the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsumani, March 2011

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo, throigh De Haske Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $98.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work was written to raise money to help those affected by the massive earthquake that occurred off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. This is an arrangement of Sparke's Cantilena (for brass band) with a new title to honor his friends in the "Land of the Rising Sun."

- Program Note from publisher

On March 11th 2011 a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of northeastern Japan.

I'm writing these programme notes barely a week later, and the death toll caused by the quake and resulting tsunami already exceeds 6000, with thousands of people still unaccounted for.

I have many friends associated with many bands throughout Japan, and one of these, Yutaka Nishida, suggested I write a piece to raise money to help those affected by the disaster. I was immediately attracted by the idea and have arranged Cantilena (a brass band piece recently commissioned by the Grenland International Brass Festival, Norway) for wind band, giving it a new title to honour my friends in the Land of the Rising Sun.

I will be donating royalties from this piece to the Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Relief Fund and am delighted to say that my distributors, De Haske, who will generously also donate all net profits from sales of this piece, have pledged a substantial advance payment to the Red Cross so that what little help this project generates can be immediate.

It is my sincere wish that this 'Band Aid' project will allow wind bands around the world support the people of Japan, where bands are a way of life for many, in this difficult time.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Sparke, P. (2011). The Sun will Rise Again: For the Victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, March 2011 [score]. Anglo Music Press: London.
  • Wollam, Seth F."The Sun Will Rise Again." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 451-457. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.