Autumn - The Maple Road, Winter - Snow Mountains, Spring - Cherry Blossom, Summer - Fireworks
Commissioned by Roosevelt High School Symphonic Band (Hawaii, USA).Director Gregg Abe and students are very interested in everything Japanese, from culture and beautiful scenery to Japan's remarkable band scene. Thus, they commissioned a new piece based on the theme "Four Seasons in Japan."In Japan, the school year starts in April. But other countries usually begin in fall, so this piece is written in the order of "Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer". It offers a viewpoint of "the four seasons as observed from outside Japan".The composer wishes for others to be more familiar with his country and hopes for foreign and Japanese bands to deepen engagement through fine literature and exciting performance.In March 2019, Roosevelt's Symphonic Band was selected as one of four groups performing at the prestigious New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall. Their premier performance won gold prize.
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