Happy 7th Night of July!
In Japan, July the seventh is known as “Tanabata”, and a legend exists that a young man and woman, separated by the Milky Way, are only allowed to meet on this night. Festivals are held throughout Japan, to celebrate their re-union. In this piece, the composer has tried through music, to express the romantic legend linked to the summer night sky. The alto saxophone and euphonium solos in the middle of the piece, are intended to depict the man and woman in the legend.