Composer: Ayako Meida
Lyricist: Shuntaro Tanikawa
Accompaniment: Piano, Soprano Saxophone
Performance Duration: 5’30”
It was written in 2018, commissioned by the Female choir Canned Dreams, and premiered at the Tokyo Choral Competition that year.
The composition is a bit unusual and challenging, with a soprano saxophone in addition to the female chorus and piano. I chose to use the soprano saxophone because I thought the tone and character of the instrument would match the texture and feel of the poem (cool and stylish, but with a spicy sharpness).
With the female chorus, saxophone, and piano on equal footing, I aimed to create a piece that would show various colors, such as a modern French sound and jazz elements (blues-like rhythm), while subtly blowing an impressive breeze.
I hope many people will enjoy its rare combination. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Female choir Canned Dreams for commissioning and premiering this work, to Naoto Aizawa for conducting, Arisa Kimura for soprano saxophone, and Hiroko Kohno for piano.
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