To A New Journey

新たな旅路へ

Grade 3
Performance Time: 6'17"
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse (2019)

      


To A New Journey was composed to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Keika Gakuen High School and Middle School located in Tokyo, Japan; and the 60th anniversary of its symphonic band.
The premiere of this work on March 28th, 2018, was conducted by Hidenori Ebato, and was the last concert for senior band students.
The title of this work speaks to the idea of these students moving forward in life, with the rich musical experiences of their past as a foundation.
My special thanks are due to my conductor friend Tetsuya Kashino, graduate of the school, for making ties between the school and me.


東京・京華学園吹奏楽団の創団60周年及び同学園の創立120周年記念委嘱作品。
曲全体は急〜緩〜急の3部構成。主部は冒頭で提示されたモチーフを元にした主題が、また中間部ではオーボエのソロで始まる別の主題が、それぞれ各楽器に受け渡されながら進みます。
2018年3月28日、顧問の江波戸英則先生の指揮により初演されました。
私と同校の間を取り持っていただいた、同校の卒業生でもある指揮者の樫野哲也氏に感謝を捧げます。



Recording

Catalyst

The Washington Winds
Edward Petersen, conductor

Walking Frog Records
WFR398