Yozawa

To Leonard Narumi, in Appreciation
Wind Ensemble  •  Grade 2  •  ca. 3:00

Yozawa
 

Stephen Hill

(Fly Fishing Stream)

SARAHTIM Music Publishing

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I love to fly fish and compose music. While working through ideas for a Grade 1-2 piece for band, I sketched various combinations harmonically and melodically of the first six notes of the Bb major scale. I was drawn to a pentatonic setting and began writing. With the pentatonic sound in mind, I began researching for a title and soon found an article about the Yozawa Fly Fishing Stream in Japan. My love for both fly fishing and composing combined in this present work, “Yozawa”.

 

I want to thank Leonard Narumi for his generous help and research about the title “Yozawa” and his sharing the history and background of the Manzanar Fishing Club.

Composed - Spring 2020

Publisher - SARAHTIM Music Publishing (Stephen Hill)

Instrumentation

Flute

Oboe

Bb Clarinet

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Eb Alto Saxophone

Bb Tenor Saxophone

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet

Horn in F

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

String Bass

Timpani

Percussion - Bass Drum, Gong, Triangle, Finger Cymbals, Tambourine, Wood Block, Bongos, Shaker, Rain Stick, Wind Chimes, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone