Welcome to the Imagination World
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass 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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tubular Bells
- Wind Chimes
None discovered thus far.
Welcome to the Imagination World was commissioned by the Naniwa Orchestral Winds in 2008. Naniwa, an ancient regional name from the area of Osaka, Japan, is home to the Naniwa Orchestral Winds, a superb professional wind orchestra drawn from the greater Osaka metropolitan area. The group has produced an impressive collection of reference CDs, presenting significant traditional fare, as well as exciting new works for band.
For this commission, the composer derived a theme from the name “Naniwa” (Yumenoyou-naniwa), welcoming the listener to imagine the arrival and development of a simple fanfare motif into an accomplished work in roughly A-B-A form.
The delivery of that first theme is a more complicated issue, as it has to initially gel amongst the performers, and cleverly “invite” the conductor to participate. The work could also be considered an ambiguous fanfare, and very unique way to begin a concert.
- Program Note from Tokyo Geidai Wind Orchestra concert program, 17 December 2016
From the composer:
While working on the piece, I contacted director Mr. Nobuyuki Kanai numerous times via email. I asked What musical form do you want? What duration? What would be a good title? Mr. Kanai had a specific vision, was surprised and at the same time impressed with his concept. It was most enjoyable being able to work with such a great ensemble and leader. It was like the collaboration of film director and score composer.
As the title suggests, the name dedicates this piece to a fabulous ensemble, with the utmost of respect. As mentioned, Mr. Kanai helped me with the title. The work expresses the joy of creating music. You cannot see the staging during the CD recording Naniwa “Orchestral” Winds 2008 but random ad lib music starts without the conductor present. The conductor then walks on stage when the horn, tenor and bass instruments unify into a majestic introduction. Any section may start this introduction. Be free of tempo and as expressive as possible.
- Program Note from composer
- Audio CD: Naniwa Orchestral Winds - 2008
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Winds of the Mountain Empire (Big Stone Gap, Va.) (Donald Sorah, conductor) – 19 July 2019
- Saratoga (Calif.) High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Michael Boitz, conductor) – 20 July 2017 - WASBE Conference (Utrecht, Netherlands)
- Tokyo (Japan) Geidai Wind Orchestra (Masaharu Yamamoto, conductor) - 17 December 2016 (2016 Midwest Clinic)
- Inagakuen High School (Saitama Prefecture, Japan) Wind Orchestra - Autumn 2009
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Sea of Wisdom
- Simple Gift
- Spirit of St. Louis, The
- Tangle Wood Overture
- Welcome to the Imagination World (2016)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Daisuke Shimizu." Accessed 22 December 2016