Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

Formed 1960
Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
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Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (東京佼成ウインドオーケストラ Tōkyō Kōsei Uindo Ōkesutora, abbreviated TKWO) is a professional concert band. It is widely considered as one of the world's finest, only to be rivaled by the Dallas Wind Symphony in the recent years.

TKWO was established in 1960 by the lay Buddhist organization Rissho Kosei Kai at its headquarters in central Tokyo. Originally known as the Tokyo Kosei Symphonic Band, it was renamed in 1973 to reflect its growing professionalism and scale of activities. TKWO Is highly active, both within Japan and abroad, as a professional touring and recording ensemble. Its members include some of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion players in Japan.

From 1984 to 1996 the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra was directed by renowned American maestro Frederick Fennell, and as of December 2014 is directed by Takeshi Ooi. TKWO has released more professional recordings than any other wind orchestra in the world, numbering in the hundreds of album titles. It has also played an active role in the commissioning of original works for wind band by both Japanese and foreign composers. Japanese composers whose works have been championed by TKWO include Yasuhide Ito, Hiroshi Hoshina, Tetsunosuke Kushida, Akira Miyoshi, Michio Mamiya, Bin Kaneda, Masamichi Amano, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Toshio Mashima, Isao Matsushita, and many others. Guest conductors of TKWO have included Alfred Reed, Donald Hunsberger, Arnald Gabriel, Robert Jager, Ray Cramer, Craig Kirchhoff, and Václav Blahunek.

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Concerto in B flat major for trombone and military band (1st mvt0
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Concerto in B flat major for trombone and military band (1st mvt0
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Trombone Concerto in B flat major
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Trombone Concerto in B flat major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Finale
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Swan Lake Finale

Swan Lake Finale

Music Arranger
Akiri Yodo
Franco Cesarini
Festival Fanfare
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Festival Fanfare

Festival Fanfare

Conductor
Ernst Obrecht
Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Bacchus on Blue Ridge (Mvt 3)
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Bacchus on Blue Ridge (Mvt 3)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Concerto for trombone and military band: 1st movement
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Concerto for trombone and military band: 1st movement
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