This is an orchestral piece composed in August 1998. This piece was commissioned by Ayumu Himekawa, an illustration artist. As a character-song for her illustration “Half-brothers, Talking in the Meadow” on her website. (Since permission for reproduction has not been obtained, the picture shown on this page was prepared by myself)
The older brother is a prince who is an able deputy to the king, and the younger brother is a young sage who has renounced the secular world to follow the path of the priesthood…. I have tried to create a piece that naturally repeats modulations and modulations with a sense of inevitability, so that the movement of natural scenes and emotions can be felt in its depth.
It is a cold, grandiose minor-key piece with an early modern European atmosphere, but there is also something soothing and restful.