Let It Shine Like a Star

星の如く光り輝かせ

Grade 3.5
Performance Time: 6'30"
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications / Alfred (2017)

      


Let It Shine Like A Star opens with a rhythmical and energetic pulse in the key of B flat major. Immediately following is a "pop" theme featuring many syncopated rhythms. Change to E flat major, a beautiful middle section grows broader and leads to the main theme again.
This work was commissioned by the Mizumaki Minami Junior High School Band, Fukuoka, Japan as as their contest piece in early 2014. At that time, a "snow" movie was a big hit worldwide. That is why I used the words "Let It" for the title of music.
Premiered in July 27th 2014, conducted by Mr. Shinichi Uemura, director.


福岡県・水巻町立水巻南中学校吹奏楽部委嘱作品。シンコペーションのリズムをベースとしたポップな曲調の演奏会用序曲です。
作曲した2014年当時、「レット・イット」的な歌が登場する雪の映画が流行っていたため、このタイトルにしました。
同校の2014年のコンクール自由曲として作曲し、同年7月27日、上村真一氏指揮のもと初演。