As the title implies, Merry, Merry, Merry was inspired by the Christmas holidays, with the light texture and melodies evoking the gentle images of falling snow and brisk winter walks. The work is a brief fantasia in ABA form and stays completely within the first position, making it an ideal choice for an easy to play, original crowd pleaser on holiday-themed programs. Composer/pianist Yukiko Nishimura grew up in Japan and graduated from Tokyo National University of the Arts, where she studied with Atsutada Otaka. Upon graduation, she moved to the USA to study with Alfred Reed at U of Miami and later with Richard Danielpour at the Manhattan School of Music. Nishimura has received numerous commissions in a variety of genres from solo and chamber ensembles, to works for band, orchestra, film and theater. Among her honors are two Special Mentions at the Corciano International Composer Competition in Italy, the Aoyama Award, and a 2018 Nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Prize.
|Catalog Number||294837 / SO128FS|
|Publisher||Southern Music Co.|