Wild Rose Above, A
Oboe II/English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tom-Tom (4)
None discovered thus far.
A Wild Rose Above was commissioned by the Hasegawa Family in memory of Shota Hasegawa (1988-2010). Shota was an outstanding and beloved trumpet player in the Saratoga High School Music Department, Saratoga, California, participating in the symphonic wind Ensemble, marching band, and jazz band. He passed away suddenly in his sleep on January 5th, 2010. His family later learned that the cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy.
Shota loved the song To a Wild Rose, the first movement of the suite Woodland Sketches by Edward MacDowell. This same melody accidentally and mysteriously sounded at his funeral, attended by hundreds in the Saratoga Community. With the sound of this melody in mind, the Hasegawa Family requested that the composer use To a Wild Rose for this work in memory of Shota. The composer also used another “rose song," Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, a Protestant chorale arranged by Johannes Brahms in his 11 Chorale Preludes. All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies.
A Wild Rose Above was premiered in June 2014 by the Saratoga High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Michael Boitz, Conductor, and also performed throughout their Spain Tour in the summer of 2014.
- Program Note by Showa Wind Symphony concert program, 18 July 2015 (WASBE, San Jose, Calif.)
All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies: To a Wild Rose, the first piece of the suite Woodland Sketches by Edward MacDowell; and Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, a Protestant chorale arranged by Johannes Brahms in his 11 Chorale Preludes.
- Program Note by publisher
- A Wild Rose Above has been recommended as interesting, serious and distinctive music by members of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).
- Audio CD: Showa Wind Symphony (Shintaro Fukumoto, conductor) - 2015
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Showa Wind Symphony (Tokyo, Japan) (Yo Goto, conductor) – 18 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
- Saratoga (Calif.) High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 25 June 2014 (Zaragosa, Spain)
- Saratoga High School (Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Michael Boltz, conductor) – July 2014
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Clalitas, A Movement for Symphonic Band (1989)
- Dancing in Air (2004)
- Dancing in Rain (2009)
- Eine Nachtmusik fur Erlkonig (2014)
- Encore! (2013)
- Fantasma Lunare (2008)
- Fantasies on Frère Jacques (2010)
- Fantasy on "Madama Butterfly" (2000) (as arranger)
- Festival Suite, A (2002)
- Fêtes Lointains (2009)
- Funiculi Funicula Rhapsody (as arranger)
- Impromptu (1976)
- Journey of Exploration (2008)
- Lachrymae (2005)
- Lux Aeterna (1998/2000)
- My Neighbor Totoro (as arranger) (1988/2008)
- Nutcracker Fantasy (as adapter)
- Over Great Waves and Far Away (2012)
- Poetry of Breeze, A (1991)
- Prelude to the Shining Day, A (2010)
- Quadrille for Band (1982)
- Ruffles Call from Afar (2015)
- Shadow Song (2016)
- Songs for Wind Ensemble (2010)
- Spring Breeze Passes Through a Plain, A (1999)
- Star Fantasy (2014)
- Toccata and Fugue in D minor (as arranger) (1705/2014)
- Turandot (as arranger) (2007)
- Vein of Water, The: A Tribute to the Everglades (2008)
- Wild Rose Above, A (2014)
- Goto, Y. (2015). Ten Ni Saku Bara = A Wild Rose Above for Symphonic Wind Ensemble [score]. Buren: Hiroshima.