Le chant de l\'amour et de la priere

Le chant de l'amour et de la priere

  • Composer: Matsushita, Tomohito
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 8:30
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A108S
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Piccolo (doubling Flute)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1 (div.)
Bb Clarinet 2 (div.)
Bb Clarinet 3 (div.)
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

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


Timpani, Suspended Cymbal
[Percussion 1] Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal, Sprash Cymbal, Glockenspiel
[Percussion 2] Antique Cymbal, Tam-tam, Chimes, Bass Drum, Bongos, Glockenspiel, Wind Chimes, Whip
[Percussion 3] Glockenspiel, Chimes, Snare Drum, Anvil, 3 Tom-toms
[Percussion 4] Vibraphone, Tam-tam, Xylophone, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Marimba
[Percussion 5] Wind Chimes, Whip, Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Sizzle Cymbal, Chimes, Glockenspiel

This work was commissioned and premiered by Seika High School in 2018. I often compose based on narratives such as "Tsuchigumo Legend" and "Ryoran", but this expressed love as a title, Song of Love and Prayer. While there is a lot of love within, the work moreover expresses emotions such as the feelings, suffering, and conflict associated with having loved.

The song is roughly divided into four scenes, starting with a beautiful theme and harmony that is characteristically full of love, a second scene that expresses conflicts with oneself such as anger and misery, and then the atmosphere changes dramatically. A third scene expresses gratitude and prayers for the loved one, and the finale culminates with various mixed feelings and great intensity.
Overall, it is very dramatic music, so I would be happy if you would strive to portray each thought with great expressiveness.

(Tomohito Matsushita)

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