This piece contains two distinctively different themes: a traditional European folk song-like melody and a Japanese inspired one. Each melody is introduced on its own, then they are combined---with both themes playing simultaneously! This creates a very effective and beautiful sonority. This piece was written to celebrate the twinning of two cities, one in Canada and the other in Japan. (3:00). -the publisher
For 543.11 brass - 5 trumpets (1st is optional piccolo, 5th is flugelhorn), 2 horns, 3 trombones, euphonium & tuba, plus 4 percussion.