Okoto – Hikaru Sawai (1999)
Two kotos

The title ‘OKOTO’ refers to the instrument itself and pays respect to it by adding the honorific ‘O’.   The title is written in the English alphabet only, removing the formality of the traditional Chinese characters.  Two rhythms in the first movement of the piece blend to form a melody.  The second movement showcases the harmonic elements of the piece.  In the third movement the two parts engage in a dialogue.