...yet the sun rises (score)

...yet the sun rises (score)

  • Composer: Ito, Yasuhide
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 13:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Ito Music
  • Item No: NAS-BY414A
  • Inventory status: In stock

Flutes 1 (also Alto Flute)
Flutes 2 (also Alto Flute)
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone 1
Bb Tenor Saxophone 2
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone

F Horn 1/2
F Horn 3/4
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
Bb Trumpet 3
Trombone 1/2
Trombone 3 & Bass Trombone
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass (div.)

Harp (optional Synthesizer)

[Percussion 1] Triangle, Tambourine and (or) Sleigh bells, Bell tree
[Percussion 2] Roto-tom, 3 Toms
[Percussion 3] Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal
[Mallets 1] Cymbal antique, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel
[Mallets 2] Xylophone, Marimba
Premiered on July 18th, 2011 by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-Tie Wind Ensemble conducted by Douglas Bostock. In March of that year The Great East Japan Earthquake shocked the entire world. I knew I needed to channel my emotions through music but I did not know how to deal with such a devastating event.

Near the end of March, I came across a Twitter account by poet Ryoichi Wago, who had been tweeting profuse amounts of poetry related to the disaster. This encounter spurred me to compose songs in rapid succession. Among these I wrote "Yet the Sun Rises" on April 22nd which became the basis of this band work. I believe Mr. Wago captured one of many important messages about the tragedy in this specific poem and I felt the urge to deliver that message via the band setting.