spaceTOP PagespacePUBLISHED CONCERT BAND WORKSspacePUBLISHED ENSEMBLE WORKSspaceContact Usspace

Satoshi Yagisawa PUBLISHED CONCERT BAND WORKS (The details)
bravo music°° brain°°wind art°°dehaske
TITLE Poem for WindOrchestra
"Hymn to the infinite sky"
COMMISSIONED Commissioned by Niihama Primary school,
Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
NO 014
SERIES °°
DATE 2003
GRADE 3
DURATION 6:40
PLAYER
CDs CD
PUBLISHER de haske
Hal Leonard MGB
COMMENTS Poem for Wind Orchestra °»Hymn to the Infinite Sky°…
Commissioned by Niihama Primary School, Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Hymn to the Infinite Sky was composed in May 2003 as the second piece in the series commissioned by Niihama Primary School, Ichikawa City, (Japan) following the tone poem for wind orchestra And Then the Ocean Glows. While And Then the Ocean Glows directly describes scenes of the sea, Hymn to the Infinite Sky represents an internal spirit rather than describing the sky directly.

The composer recalled what Shinichiro Tagawa (conductor of the school°«s wind band) told him, and tried carefully to reflect his wish in the music. Tagawa said, °»The sky has to be a symbol of peace. However, there is sky where combat planes are flying when children look up. That is very sad. I wish there would be no more conflict on the earth. I hope that children all over the world will hold on to their dreams toward the sky. I pray to the infinite sky for world peace.°…
Although this work requires abilities to spiritually express gratitude or prayer toward the sky, Tagawa and his pupils brought a far greater performance and impression to the audience than the composer expected. He hopes that this piece will be performed by many bands, and that the audience will feel peaceful and compassionate through listening to it.

ORGANIZE

Copyright (C) 2009 Satoshi Yagisawa. All rights reserved.