Grade 3
Performance Time: 5'40"

Bravo Music

Brain Music


We are surrounded by traditions and cultures that, handed down through generations, also gradually evolve. Performances, crafts, and festivals are such examples. The techniques, methods, thoughts and feelings of our predecessors continue to the present day. While culturally important, this is typical of daily life. From parents to children, from teachers to students, and from seniors to juniors, we have our lives today by the repetition of things around us. To pass someone else's hard work on to the next generation may be the best way to repay our predecessors.
Though the number of smaller bands is increasing worldwide, and instrumental balance is by no means ideal for many bands, I have scored this piece with the aim of providing a satisfying performance experience for such organizations. The minimum number of players is five, and a fuller sound will be produced by larger formations.

私たちのまわりには様々な伝統や文化があり、少しずつその形を変えながらも、後世へと受け継がれてきました。 演芸や工芸、祭などもその一つです。技術や手法はもちろん、先人たちの想いもまた現代へ受け継がれていることでしょう。 このようなことは何も大きなものばかりではなく、私たちの日常にもありふれています。 親から子へ、先生から生徒へ、先輩から後輩へ、何かの積み重ねが繰り返されて、今の私たちの生活があるのだと思います。 誰かの苦労や努力が築き上げたものを次の世代へ受け継いでいくこと、それは多くの先人たちへの何よりの恩返しなのかもしれません。