Hatsuhi (Hat-sue-he) is the Japanese tradition of waking early to see the first sunrise of the new year. On New Year’s Day, Japanese families will usually have a large traditional breakfast to celebrate “first sun”. “Hatsuhi Sunrise” was created to honor this Japanese tradition.
Premiered Saturday, April 21st, 2018 by the H. M. Arndt Percussion Ensemble
Hickory, North Carolina
Commissioned for the 2018 H. M. Arndt Middle School Percussion Ensemble
under the direction of Kevin R. Townsend (Hickory, North Carolina)