Echoes of Memories

Echoes of Memories

  • Composer: Hokoyama, Wataru
  • Grade: 2
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Audica Music
  • Item No: GOMS-90011
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contra Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Bass Trombone
String Bass

Suspended Cymbal
Bass Drum

This composition Echoes of Memories is dedicated to the music teacher at Aizuwakamatsu Kakujo Elementary School upon his transfer to another school. With many years spent together and so many memories, the composition depicts the irrepressible sadness of the students and the aching heart of the teacher as they parted. As reflected in the title, Hokoyama intended to depict feelings of melancholy while images of memories "echoed" forever in each child's heart, especially at a time when children learn to absorb so many feelings. This is a precious musical experience where each performing ensemble can offer a unique musical interpretation.