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140 strong Tokyo performance

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Pictured in rehearsal are the 140-strong
brass, percussion, harp and grand organ,
with Director Masanori Fukuda, Takeo
Yamamoto and Nicholas Childs. Senzoku
Gakuen College has just completed the
latest concert in its series of ‘British Brass’
to a capacity audience at the magnificent
Maeda Concert Hall in Tokyo.

This year’s concert was the 46th in
this highly-successful series, with
the Intermediate Band being led by
Distinguished Professor Takeo Yamamoto,
performing works by Masanori Fukuda - A
Day on September - and Satoshi Yagisawa’s
Primavera - Beautiful Mountain Winds.
The Elite and Massed bands were directed
by Visiting Professor Nicholas Childs. The
Elite performing Johan de Meij’s Extreme
Makeover, the composer himself sending
a personal message acknowledging a
spectacular and special performance! The
massed bands performed Four Scottish
Dances and Fire in The Blood, with the
grand finale being two movements from
Respighi’s Pines of Rome, the Villa Borghese
and The Appian Way, arranged by Howard