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Wind Ensemble

(Fly Fishing Stream)

Stephen Hill

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Yozawa (Fly Fishing Stream) (To Leonard Narumi)

Wind Ensemble / Grade 1.5 / ca. 3:00 / (2020) / With Gentle Motion q=100

00:00 / 02:53



Yozawa Fly Fishing Stream (Japan)

Eastern Sierras, North of Bishop, Ca.

Program Notes

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 is 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.


"It is a wonderful composition, Stephen! A masterfully composed piece that belies its Grade 1.5-2 level of difficulty. Bravo!!" - Leonard Narumi 

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