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Swaying in the West Wind

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Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa

Subtitle: The resounding passionate heartbeat

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €170.00   |   Score Only (print) - €33.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I am always impressed by the expansive earth and sparkling ocean scenery when I come to Kyushu. I have met many local people here and they are all expressive and energetic. I wrote this dramatic piece to convey to the whole of Japan the memory of my experience here, swaying in the west wind. I wrote this hoping that the Self Defense Force will forge close ties with the community through this piece.

- Program note by composer

The world premiere took place in February 2010, performed by the Michiru Takahashi and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Western Army Band, together with players from other Ground Self Defense Force Army bands in the territory of Kyushu.

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  • Santa Barbara City College Concert Band (Eric C. Heidner, conductor) - 2 December 2012

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