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Tsutomu Tajima

Tsutomu Tajima (arranged by composer)

General Info

Year: 1989 /
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Cornet

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

Timpani (optional)
Percussion (optional)

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The song is roughly composed of three parts. The first part is the first half of singing the noshi brightly, the developed noshi [a kind of ceremonial origami fold] is played strongly, and after building the apex at the 45th measure, the second half is followed by a gentle passage of six measures, roughly two parts. The second part is an instrumental rendition of the singing first part. It has a rhythmic effect, and the tonality is reduced. Enjoy the contrast with the first part. Part 3 is a reproduction of part 1.

The wind song was selected in the open call for proposals for the first year of Heisei. I remember that the conductor, Mr. Frederick Fennell, and the people of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra gave me a lot of instruction, which led to the recording and publication. It is my greatest pleasure to be able to transform into a quintet after 30 years and to premiere in the unit "Tokyo ELEMENTS" by members of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. I would like to take this moment to say thank you.

- Program Note by composer (roughly translated through Google Translate)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Wish (Flex instrumentation) (1989/)

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