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Ito, Yasuhide

ITO Yasuhide, professor of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, was born in 1960 in Japan. He finished graduate school at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in 1986. He received first prize at the Shizuoka Music Competition (Piano), third prize of the Japan Music Competition (Composition), and the Academy prize of the Band Masters Academic Society of Japan.

As a composer, he is well-known for more than 70 band works, including the famous “Gloriosa” and “Festal Scenes.” Many of his works for Chamber music, with wind instruments, have been published and performed throughout the world. Recently he has dedicated his talents to vocal music composition and has written over 200 works. His first opera, “Mr. Cinderella,” was premiered in 2001 and received high acclaim and made a great impact among followers of Japanese Opera. Besides his career as a composer, he is also a well-known pianist, and has co-starred with many leading players.

As a conductor, he has performed with many bands, including the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, in their 'Asian Concert Tour 2002', on behalf of maestro Frederic Fennell. He was the conductor of IYWO (International Youth Wind Orchestra ) in WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) in Hamamatsu 1995 and in Singapore 2005. He teaches at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music where he is also the conductor and band director.

  • Festal Scenes
    $95.00 Choose Options Festal Scenes
    Festal Scenes is already well known in this country, having been performed from the manuscript by the University of Illinois Band (under the direction of James Keene) in a performance for the American Bandmasters Association...
    Festal Scenes
  • Festal Scenes (Full Orchestra)
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    Festal Scenes was originally composed for band in 1986 based on four folk songs from the Aomori Prefecture of Japan: Jongara-jamisen (a kind of Shamisen - a Japanese traditional guitar with 3 strings, its motif appearing at...
    Festal Scenes (Full Orchestra)
  • On the March
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    On the March was composed in 1978, revised in 1979, and revised again in 1991. It was premiered March 31, 1991, by the high school bandmasters in Hamamatsu City under the direction of Yasuji Odagi (director of the Hamamatsu...
    On the March
  • Rag-Time-March
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    A wonderful piece from the pen of Yasuhide Ito. Composer: Yasuhide Ito Grade Level: 5 TRN CD Number: 49 Time: 3:16 View Score...
  • Variations from the Northern Sea
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    Variations from the Northern Sea was commissioned by the Ominato Band of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. It received its premier performance in Japan on June 10, 1991, under the direction of Akio Shimizu. The second...
    Variations from the Northern Sea

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