Rejoice!

リジョイス!

Grade 3.5
Performance Time: 6'57"
Publisher: Beriato Music <Hal Leonard MGB> (2014)

      


Rejoice! was commissioned by the Kitakyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture (KICPAC) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the city on Feburary 10, 1963. I grew up in this city and feels at home there.
Kitakyushu was born from the merger of five municipalities of Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata and Wakamatsu centred on the ancient city of Kokura. These five former cities are represented in five themes in distinct keys at the beginning of the piece: G major, e major, g major again, Bb major and F major.
Rejoice! was dedicated to the city of Kitakyushu and Mr. Kenji Kitahashi, mayor of the city.
The premiere was held on March 3, 2013 at the Kitakyushu Soleil Hall, performed by the Comfort Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Satoru Yoshihara.


福岡県北九州市の市制50周年を記念し、北九州市芸術文化振興財団より委嘱され作曲しました。
小倉市・八幡市・戸畑市・若松市・門司市の5つの市の統合によって誕生した市を表したモチーフで始まり、飛躍を続ける快活な主題へとつながり、鉄の街として栄えた市を称える鐘の音で力強く曲は閉じられます。
2013年3月3日、アルモニーサンク 北九州ソレイユホールにてコンフォート・ウィンドアンサンブルにより初演され、北橋健治市長へ献呈されました。



Recording

Homeland

Symphonic Winds Tyrol
Johnny Ekkelboom, conductor

De Haske Records
DHR 4-042-3

Treasure Island
Best Selections for Band

Symphonic Winds Tyrol
Johnny Ekkelboom, conductor

De Haske Records
DHR 02-054-3