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Title The Sound Of Sogakudo 3
CD Label Three Shells
CD Number 3SCD-0009
Music Performed by: Libera Wind Symphony
Music Conducted by: Shigeru Fukuda
Number of tracks 16
Running time 77:52
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture December 09, 2010


August 22, 2013

It's hard to find much information about this CD. It belongs here because of a few Masaru Satoh tracks and one by Akira Ifukube. It's a good companion piece to the 1st and 2nd CDs in this series also on this site at: The Sound Of Sogakudo and The Sound Of Sogakudo 2 (Sogakudo is a famous concert hall in Japan).The music is about what you'd expect from a symphony orchestra and sounds lush and full. All the members of the orchestra are listed by instrument in the back of the booklet. The music on the CD was easy to listen to and if you close your eyes can picture yourself in a great hall with this large orchestra on stage. The styles and tempos of the various tracks are a good mixture and never bore the listener.

The Sound Of Sogakudo 3
(Sogakudo is a famous concert hall in Japan)

    STAGE 1

  1. Japan World Exposition Fanfare - EXPO '70 (1970) [Masaru Satoh]
  2. Motorboat March - The 20th Race Legislation Anniversary (1971) [Yuji Koseki]
  3. Eikon wo Okuru (1943) [Shiro Fukai]
  4. STAGE 2

  5. Crown Prince Entrance Fanfare (1970) [Ikuma Dan]
  6. "Zousan" for wind band (1998) [Ikuma Dan]
  7. Kibou no Ashioto March (1998) [Ikuma Dan]
  8. JAL March (1964) [Yasuhi Akutagawa]
  9. Symphonic Suite TOKYO OLYMPIC (1965/2010) [Toshiro Mayuzumi / arr. Tomonori Horii

  10. Olympic Torch relay
  11. Artistic Gymnastics
  12. Marathon
  13. Ending
  14. STAGE 3

  15. Fanfare '88 (1988) [Motoharu Kawashima]
  16. Concerto for Wind band (2010) [Motoharu Kawashima]
  17. "Fraim" - Concerto for Wind band and Clarinet (2010) [Daisuke Ehara]
  18. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974/2010) [Masaru Satoh / arr. Tomonori Horii]
  19. Symphonic Fantasia No. 3 (1983/2010) [Akira Ifukube / arr. Shigeru Fukuda]