REST IN PEACE was composed on September 1997 and dedicated to the memory of Dr. Frank Bencriscutto. The premiere was by Akira Toda with Matsumoto Winds Consort
in Japan on October. The day unexpectedly was the memorial concert for Dr. Ben in USA.
Dr. Frank Bencriscutto visited to Musashino Academia Musicae as a guest professor many times. Dr. Ben was invited by Akira Toda to Matsumoto, Nagano Pref. 1995
and they made the clinic concert for band. They formed a close friendship after that but Dr. Ben deceased on August 1997. The music is Akira composed for the memory of Dr. Ben.