Over Great Waves and Far Away (score)

Over Great Waves and Far Away (score)

  • Composer: Goto, Yo
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 5:30
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: COMS-85070A


   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 even more successful after the 60 years of history and has my admire for this international fort city with innovative sense and forward spirit.
   I always compose music that would link hearts between performers and audience and cherish each other’s lives. I did not intend to “decorate” the piece I often hear nowadays in band music but I wanted the song to sing itself that would blossom people’s heart. The band music is popular in Hakodate by all generations, and I composed in a way that young and old can enjoy.
   I also paid extra attention considering that there are many small bands in Hakodate. I included some optional parts that can be eliminated if needed. From elementary to community, small to large, I would like all generations to enjoy performing this song with hearts.


Flute (div.)
Oboe (Opt.)
Bassoon (Opt.)

Clarinet in Eb (Opt.)
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb (Opt.)
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st AltoSaxophone in Eb
2nd AltoSaxophone in Eb (Opt.)
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb (Opt.)

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone (Opt.)

String Bass (Opt.)

1st Percussion
Snare Drum

2nd Percussion
Suspended Cymbal

3rd Percussion
Wind Chime
Bass Drum

4th Percussion