…yet the sun rises

Grade : 6
Duration : 13:00

Premiered on July 18th, 2011 by the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-Tie Wind Ensemble conducted by Douglas Bostock. In March of that year The Great East Japan Earthquake shocked the entire world. I knew I needed to channel my emotions through music but I did not know how to deal with such a devastating event.

Near the end of March, I came across a Twitter account by poet Ryoichi Wago, who had been tweeting profuse amounts of poetry related to the disaster. This encounter spurred me to compose songs in rapid succession. Among these I wrote “Yet the Sun Rises” on April 22nd which became the basis of this band work. I believe Mr. Wago captured one of many important messages about the tragedy in this specific poem and I felt the urge to deliver that message via the band setting.


Flutes 1 also Alto Flute in G
Flutes 2 also Alto Flute in G
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinets in Bb 1
Clarinets in Bb 2
Clarinets in Bb 3
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb 1
Alto Saxophone in Eb 2
Tenor Saxophone in Bb 1
Tenor Saxophone in Bb 2
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
Bass Saxophone in Bb
Horns in F 1, 2
Horns in F 3, 4
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
Trombone 1, 2
Trombone 3 & Bass Trombone
String Bass
Piano Harp (optional Synthesizer)

Percussion 1
Tambourine and (or) Sleigh bells,
Bell tree,

Percussion 2
3 Toms

Percussion 3
Bass Drum,
Suspended Cymbal

Mallets 1
Cymbal antique,

Mallets 2



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