Commissioned by Tokai Village Wind Band Ibaraki Pref.
This piece was created after the composer°«s meeting with Susumu Hara, an inspired teacher and conductor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.
When Satoshi Yagisawa met him, they talked about music enthusiastically and got along very well. The Tokai Village Wind Band – which is conducted by Susumu Hara – is full of enthusiastic and dedicated performers. Hara introduced this band to the composer, telling him that they were suited to a gentle chorale typical of Yagisawa°«s writing. And so Cantilena came into being.