Cover art by A.L.
OJP011 : Kitsukawa Migaku - Shiki-Kyoka Ensemble / The Four Seasons of the Wind, Vol.1
More classical than ambient , the first vol. of the four seasons by talented composer Kitsukawa Migaku is beautifully played by the Shiki-Kyoka ensemble.
The trumpet player is no other than Tetsuroh Konishi (see OJP001 and OJP002) who recorded various trumpet ambient works with quite a lot of different musicians.
Typically Japanese in the phrasing of mood, this music is the perfect companion for this summer!
"With the Shiki-Kyoka Ensemble, we made my favorite Japanese scenery music. I did this anthology mainly on different summers while travelling in superb sceneries. This was simply my way to compose the memory of a person with his summer impression, the summer impression of ancient times of Japan.
I composed three pieces: one for a trumpet and a piano, the second for a flute and a piano and the third jus for a solo piano.
I hope I succeeded in the way that listening to the music you will all feel the breeze of a typical Japanese summer surrounding you softly".
June 12,2016 - Migaku Kitsukawa
Tetsuroh KONISHI /Trumpet
Tatsuki AMANO /Flute
Azusa MORIKAWA /Piano
Migaku KITSUKAWA /Composer
From left to right: Kitsukawa Migaku, Azusa Morikawa, Tatsuki Amano and Tetsuroh Konishi
Digital release on the 5th of August 2016.
A) Suite“The seasonal wind” for Ambient Trumpet and Piano Op.65(2015)
１ No.1：Early summer wind
３ No.3：Star Festival
４ Finale：Late summer wind
B) Suite“Memories of gone summer” for Flute and Piano Op.85(2016)
５ No.1：In the days of a young leave (comp.2016)
６ No.2：KOTO no NATSU（The Summer of ancient city(comp.2013/arr.2016)
７ No.3：Summer mist (comp.2010/arr.2016)
C) Suite“Lyrical piano Suite 《Japanese scenery in my memory》
No.1“When the summer wind blows ” for Piano solo Op.12(1999-2013)
８ No.1：Azure rain(comp.2000)
９ No.2：The summer of Tsukaike（comp.2004）
10 No.3：When the summer wind blows(comp.2001/2013)
12 No.5：While waiting for Autumn（Comp.1999）