Epoch Making - Iwaki

Performed by : Iwaki High School Wind Orchestra

Conductor Naondo Nemoto

Iwaki High School Wind Orchestra is one of the best high school bands in Japan. The band has earned nine invitations to the All Japan Band Competition’s national finals. Naondo Nemoto returned as director in 2000, and the band’s glory was reborn. This recording includes both required and selected pieces performed at national finals in 2001-03 and 2005-06.


Running Steamtrain March / Kaiichi Wakasugi
The Miraculous Mandarin / Bela Bartok (arr. Kazuhiro Morita)

LAMENT for Wind Orchestra / Chang Su Koh
Concerto pour Orchestra / Akira Miyoshi (arr. Naondo Nemoto)

Best Friends March / Shingo Matsuura
Litania pour Fuji / Akira Miyoshi (arr. Naondo Nemoto)

Pax Romana / Yoshio Matsuo
Trois Mouvements Symphoniques / Akira Miyoshi (arr. Naondo Nemoto)

PULSATION / Makiko Kinoshita
Symphonie / Akiko Yashiro (arr. Naondo Nemoto)

Bonus Track

Collage for Band on Folk Songs from the Tohoku District / Tetsunosuke Kushida
The Miraculous Mandarin / Bela Bartok (arr. Naondo Nemoto)

Primavera Portena / Astor Piazzolla (arr. Wataru Yoshida) - Saxophone ensemble from the 2004 All Japan Ensemble Contest’s national finals

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