Fantasia on a Theme of Syrinx for Flute Trio by Hirokazu Fukushima
Brain Ensemble Collection 410.
Instrumentation: 3 c flutes
Score and parts
Composed as part of an ensemble repertoire CD in May 2015, this fantasia for three flutes is based on the melody from Claude Debussy’s “Syrinx”, for solo flute. Agogic accentuation, rubato and articulation should be considered from the original work and recordings by virtuoso flautists.
Composer Hirokazu Fukushima graduated from Maebashi-Minami High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tokyo College of Music, as well as a Certificate Diploma in Music. He studied composition with Reiko Arima. Today, he is an active composer and arranger of band and orchestra music. He organized Ensemble Poire, which does unique performance activities including peculiar movements and comedy. He was nominated to the Asahi Composition Prize for “Harvest Waves” and awarded the same for his “Chant for Dosozin” in 1999, and the Japan Bandmasters Association Shitaya Prize for “Ryujo no Mai” in 2003. He was also director of wind band composition at the National Cultural Festival held in Gunma in 2001.