[DOWNLOAD] Amana -Energy of Life-

[DOWNLOAD] Amana -Energy of Life-

  • Composer: Kataoka, Hiroaki
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 9:12
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: DL-ZOMS-A159S


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Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
Eb Clarinet (optional)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1 (doubling Bb Soprano Saxophone)
Eb Alto Saxophone 2 (optional)
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2 (doubling Water Whistle)
F Horn 1/2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Tuba (doubling Water Whistle)
String Bass (optional)

[Percussion 1] Sleigh Bell, Timpani, Ribbon Crusher, Mokushou, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-tam, Marimba, Bongo, Wood Block (Low Pitch)
[Percussion 2] Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Triangle, 4 Toms, Snare Drum, Maracas, Hi-hat, Foot Bass, Marimba, Whip, Vibraphone, Wind Chime, Wood Block (High Pitch)
[Percussion 3] Chime, Tam-tam, Glockenspeil, Wind Chime, Bass Drum, Bass Tom, Xylophone, Anvil, Whip, Marimba
[Percussion 4 (optional)] Sleigh Bell, Tam-tam, Ribbon Crusher, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Bass Drum, Chime, Whip, Triangle, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Cabasa

Commissioned by Fuji Kawaguchiko High School to celebrate the 25th anniversary annual concert in 2020. It premiered at Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater.

When I started writing the piece, COVID-19 began spreading in Japan and was in all the headlines. After the first state of emergency was declared, music making disappeared and there were many losses. I was frustrated and angry. I decided to express this angst with my music with strong determination.
"Amana" is an ancient Japanese word for energy and the origin of creativity. I believe there will be a better future as long as we create and keep trying for new challenges.
The song starts with a rather dramatic opening. After an emotional first section, the mid-part expresses the beauty and preciousness of life. Then comes a grand climax for a hopeful future. I hope your life is also fulfilled by this joy of music.

(Hiroaki Kataoka)

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