Publisher: Meridian Publishing LLC
Instrumentation: Flute and Percussion
A modern Japanese composer, this piece is an extremely intense musical depiction of actual Kabuki theatre music. His intention was to score the music to enable Western players to perform it. The title literally means both wind-blowing and wind-dancing, with the first movement being a sacred prayer and dance. The second movement is an explosive ritual and dance. This piece brings the culture of the Japanese people to many who have never experienced the wonders of this heritage.