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Sougaku for Koto
Composed by Shion Sahara
Publisher：Golden Hearts Publications（ONSA）
In my composition "Sougaku," one person breathes into a single instrument and plays a variety of music, including Western, Eastern, and contemporary music. The first half of the piece imitates each section of the orchestra, with the brass instruments playing fanfares (ceremonial flourishes) in the "Golden Instruments," the flute virtuosos (technical passages) in the "Silver Instruments," the oboes weaving d'amore (affectionate songs) in the "Wooden Instruments," and the "Flesh Instruments" playing discordant The "Flesh Instrument" has a dissonant "Appassionato" (passionate musical idea). After these four movements, the music waits for breath, and finally, like a pipe organ looking up at the wind, it resonates deeply in the space of the hall.
*This piece is accompanied by singing in Japanese. The instructions on the score are also in Japanese. Please be aware of this before purchasing.
Printed version is also available.