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Goto, Yo

  • A Prelude to the Shining Day (score)
    A Prelude to the Shining Day (score)
    A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concert Band, Kawagoe, Japan, for the 10th anniversary of their foundation, and premiered in April 1992 under the direction of Masato Sato. The title of the piece suggests that it was written as a concert opener, thus it is designed as a fanfare. This piece requires three trumpets and three trombones on a balcony creating an... A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concer...   
  • A Wild Rose Above (score)
    A Wild Rose Above (score)
    All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies: To a Wild Rose , the first piece of the suite Woodland Sketches by Edward MacDowell and Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, a Protestant chorale arranged by Johannes Brahms in his 11 Chorale Preludes. Instrumentation 1st Flute 2nd Flute 3rd Flute 1st Oboe 2nd Oboe (doub. English Horn in F) 1st Bassoon 2nd Bassoon 1st Clarinet in Bb... All motifs in the piece are derived from these two melodies: To a Wild Rose...   
  • Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs (score)
    Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs (score)
    1. Zui Zui 2. Kagome Kagome 3. Ocharaka The first movement of this suite, Zui Zui , based upon a Japanese traditional song, was commissioned by the Florida Bandmasters Association and completed in 2008. Later, Kagome Kagome and Ocharaka were added to form a suite of Japanese children's folk songs. Despite the contrasting tone colors, frequent use of semitones, and numerous musical expressions... 1. Zui Zui 2. Kagome Kagome 3. Ocharaka The first movement of this suite, Z...   
  • Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs for BB (score)
    Capriccio on Three Japanese Children Songs for BB (score)
    Instrumentation Eb Cnt. Cnt.(Trp.)1&2 A.Hrn. 1&2 Hrn. 1&2 Trb. 1&2 Euph. Tuba Perc.1-5 S.D. Wood Block W.Chime Tri. Tamb.etc Sus.Cym. Glock. Xylo. Vib.   Instrumentation Eb Cnt. Cnt.(Trp.)1&2 A.Hrn. 1&2 Hrn. 1&2 Trb....  
  • Crossroad A Festive Overture for Band (score)
    Crossroad
    A Festive Overture for Band (score)
    The title Crossroad reflects the notions of “gathering place” and “socially active location”. Mr. Goto states that just as Roads connects many places and people, it is my desire that many gather, interact, and understand one another through this medium. I hope that the long and valuable 50-year band history in this region will foster a bright future in the band world as a... The title Crossroad reflects the notions of “gathering place” a...   
  • Encore! (score)
    Encore! (score)
    Encore! was commissioned by Ishikawa Prefecture Band Association to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2010. The commissioning request was that the piece be fun and appropriate as an encore. I made it simple and enjoyable for everyone. The only thing I added was an appealing introduction so each entering section might feel the importance of their instrument. That’s why there is a specified... Encore! was commissioned by Ishikawa Prefecture Band Association to celebra...   
  • Fantasma Lunare (score)
    Fantasma Lunare (score)
    The composer uses fragments of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata to present a "darker" view of the lunar romantic, in a transparent, hauntingly beautiful journey that holds listeners' rapt attention. Fantasma Lunare was commissioned by the Nakazawa Municipal Technical High School Symphonic Band, Ishikawa, Japan for the performance at La Folle Journee de Kanazawa, an international... The composer uses fragments of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata to present a...  
  • Fetês lointains (score)
    Fetês lointains (score)
    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...