Yagi BushiBy Naohiro Iwai Grade: 3 Item: 36-10100228
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Yagi-Bushi is a traditional Japanese Folk Song from the Gunma Prefecture, and has been cleverly arranged for band by Naohiro Iwai. Mr. Iwai, a member of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, introduced this work to Dr. Frederick Fennell, the first permanent conductor of the orchestra. Yagi-Bushi was introduced to the United States with the premiere performance by the North Shore Concert Band, Dr. John Paynter, Director, and Dr. Fennell as Conductor of the work. Dr. Fennell was the founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble.