Three Spectacles for Navy Blue - Full Score

Grade : 6
Duration : 9:41
$18.00
ZOMS-A027A

I. Dawn - sunrise between the islands
II. The Archipelago and Waves - waves crash as the point of view ascends from them up to the sky
III. Voyage - riding the crest of the waves

"Three Spectacles for Navy Blue" was commissioned by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band/Sasebo for their 50th anniversary and premiered by them on 22nd February, 2003, Lt. Cdr. Hiroyuki Kumazaki conducting.

Sasebo is a historically significant seaport, blessed by natural design. Before composing this work, I visited Sasebo and was impressed with the marvelous view of the archipelago called "99 Islands", where literally 99 islands spread across the Sasebo Sea. I was stirred by the area's natural greatness. Throughout Sasebo's tumultuous geologic history, the archipelago was slowly formed.

2003 was also the 100th anniversary of Sasebo city, so I have constructed a homage of hope from the past to the future in Sasebo, praising the power of nature. This song is based upon pitch names "S[Es, or Eb]-A-S-E-B". Considering the band's 50th and the city's 100th anniversaries, the 5th degree and 10th degree appear frequently.

Fl.1&2
Picc.
Ob.1&2
Bsn.1&2
Eb Cl.
Cl.1,2&3
B.Cl.
A.Sax.1&2
T.Sax.
B.Sax.
Trp.1,2&3
Fl.Hrn.1&2
Hrn.1,2,3&4
Trb.1,2&3
Euph.
Tuba
St.Bass
Timp.
W.chime
Tri.
T-Bells
Sus.Cym.
Cym.
T-tam
3T-toms
S.Dr.
B.Dr.
Bongo
Vib.
Glock.
Mari.

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