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  • Fetês lointains
    Fetês lointains
    I have written some works that explore musical simultaneity in order to liberate the audience from a sense of linear-oriented time. Fêtes lointains is included in this series. This piece was commissioned by Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, Osaka, Japan, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Osaka City. It premiered on June 5, 2009 under the direction of Norichika Iimori. Osaka is one of... I have written some works that explore musical simultaneity in order to lib...   
  • Lachrymae
    Lachrymae
    Lachrymae is considered to be the most intense in a series of provocative works by the composer. It is "a requiem for victims of 'righteous' political violence". Because of the deeply personal response to what seems to be an expanding global issue, Mr. Goto has limited his dedication to that of a general protest against violence upon the innocent. The piece is scored for an... Lachrymae is considered to be the most intense in a series of provocative wo...  
  • Lighthearted March
    Lighthearted March
    This march features syncopated rhythms throughout and can be performed by both wind and brass bands. Instrumentation Fl.(opt.) BbCl.(opt.) B.Cl.(opt.) A.Sax.(opt.) B.Sax.(opt.)  Cor.(Trp.)1&2 A.Hrn.(Hrn.) Trb.1&2 Euph. Tuba  Perc.1-4 S.D. B.D. Cymb. Glock.      * It is possible to play without wood instruments. * Performance using only brass and percussion is also... This march features syncopated rhythms throughout and can be performed by b...   
  • Lux Aeterna
    Lux Aeterna
    Commissioned by Yonezawa Kojokan High School Wind Orchestra. Lux Aeterna means "eternal light" in Latin, and the word is often used in Catholic mass. The piece, though, is not religiously inspired and does not reflect or follow any type, shape or color of music. It describes opposing faces of light and darkness that, while contending with each other, eventually become one.... Commissioned by Yonezawa Kojokan High School Wind Orchestra. Lux Aeterna me...   
  • Over Great Waves and Far Away A Celebration for Band
    Over Great Waves and Far Away
    A Celebration for Band
       Over Great Waves and Far Away - A Celebration for Band was commissioned to celebrate Hakodate (Hokkaido) District Band Association’s 60th Anniversary in 2012. I had an honor to conduct Hakodate District High School Honor Band at the premier in November, 2012.    The title, Over Great Waves and Far Away - A Celebration for Band has my wish for the association to be...    Over Great Waves and Far Away - A Celebration for Band was com...   
  • Over Great Waves and Far Away Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion
    Over Great Waves and Far Away
    Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion
    Instrumentation Part 1 Flute Oboe Clarinet in Eb Cornet in Eb Clarinet in Bb Trumpet in BbPart2 Clarinet in Bb Trumpet in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Alto Horn in Eb Horn in FPart3 Clarinet in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Alto Horn in Eb Tenor Saxophone in Bb Horn in FPart 4 Tenor Saxophone in Bb Baritone in Bb Bassoon Trombone EuphoniumPart5 Bass Clarinet in Bb Baritone Saxophone in Eb Bassoon Trombone... Instrumentation Part 1 Flute Oboe Clarinet in Eb Cornet in Eb Clarinet in Bb Tru...
  • Quadrille - Flexible Quintet + Percussion
    Quadrille - Flexible Quintet + Percussion
    Instrumentation [Part 1] Flute Oboe Clarinet in Eb Clarinet in Bb Soprano Saxophone in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Trumpet in Bb [Part 2] Flute Oboe Clarinet in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Trumpet in Bb [Part 3] Clarinet in Bb Tenor Saxophone in Bb Horn in F [Part 4] Bassoon Tenor Saxophone in Bb Horn in F Trombone Euphonium [Part 5] Bassoon Bass Clarinet in Bb Baritone Saxophone in Eb Trombone... Instrumentation [Part 1] Flute Oboe Clarinet in Eb Clarinet in Bb Soprano Saxo...
  • Shadow Song for Wind Ensemble
    Shadow Song for Wind Ensemble
    Shadow Song was commissioned by “KYO-EN XIX, 2016,” a concert of new/unpublished works for wind band, as a part of its “The School Band Project.” This project produces new pieces for school bands, especially for smaller ensembles; therefore, the commission requires composers to create medium-grade pieces having limited instrumentation. In this work, the entire ensemble... Shadow Song was commissioned by “KYO-EN XIX, 2016,” a concert o...