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Song for Sakiko

Level:

3

Duration:

3:50

Instrumentation:

wind band, fanfare band

slow piece

Type

This composition was made during my stay in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Tokyo. “Sakiko” roughly translated means “flower child” and is associated with a dreamy, poetic atmosphere. Appermont used these associations as a starting point while composing. Songs for Sakiko starts with a very lyrical theme based on a minor third that forms the basis for the entire work. A second theme builds up to the grand finale, which repeats the theme, but in a major key and the music slowly fades away, like ripples on a pond, as both themes can be heard dissipating into nothingness.