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in Just- Prelude for Band / Ken'ichi Masakado [Concert Band (Wind Band)]

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in Just- Prelude for Band
Composed by Ken'ichi Masakado (正門研一)


Publisher:Golden Hearts Publications(ONSA)

Printing Material:
DX ver. : Biotope for score (B4 size), color fine paper for parts
Regular Ver. : Color fine paper for score (B4 size) and parts

Program notes:

It was composed in May 2003 and premiered on November 28 of the same year at the "28th Regular Concert" of Omuta City Symphonic Band (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) .

Omuta city has concluded a sister city with Muskegon County and city in Michigan State, USA, and they seems to be deepening exchanges. Omuta City Symphonic Band holds concerts at Muskegon as a cultural exchange mission in 2000.

On the premiere that day, it was a joint concert with a high school jazz band from Muskegon. I received a request from the OCSB and the "Omuta-Muskegon Friendship Association" to declare that opening and compose that express friendship between both cities (premiere was done by the OCSB alone).

Especially it does not use materials that are related to both cities and it is not a depiction of something, but I am trying to reflect something like "spirit" of the two cities they have been interacting so far, and keep walking hand in hand for the future. Also, from the thought that this work becomes a "bridge" of exchange, I was making the structure of "arch" formula (almost on the theme) A-B-C-B-A. And in the title of the work is the meaning "from here - In Just - the new time begins".

(Ken'ichi Masakado)

Reference music

Performed:Omuta City Symphonic Band

Recorded at Omuta Cultural Center, Japan
On November 28,2003

Score Sample:



Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe 1&2
Bassoon 1&2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2 
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone 
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2 
Bb Trumpet 3
F Horn 1-2
F Horn 3-4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Euphonium 1&2
Snare Drum
Bass Drum

Extra Parts (included):
1st & 2nd Horns in Eb
3rd & 4th Horns in Eb
1st Trombone in Bb (T.C.)
2nd Trombone in Bb (T.C.)
3rd Trombone in Bb (T.C.)
1st Trombone in Bb (B.C.)
2nd Trombone in Bb (B.C.)
3rd Trombone in Bb (B.C.)
1st & 2nd Euphoniums in Bb (T.C.)
1st & 2nd Euphoniums in Bb (B.C.)
Tubas in Eb (T.C.)
Tubas in Eb (B.C.)
Tubas in Bb (B.C.)