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Dancing in Rain

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Allen Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $18.000


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • High Woodblock
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Metal Wind Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dancing in Rain was commissioned for the Belle Vernon Area High School Symphonic Band, Pennsylvania, Mark Surovchak, conductor, in 2009 and serves as a follow-up to Dancing in Air, which was written for the University of North Texas Concert Band.

Minimalist compositional techniques are cast across the full wind band palette, presenting layers of sparse rhythm and sound. Over this, simple melodic ideas are extended over spans of time. The listener may choose to observe the work’s title to give meaning to the sound. Alternatively, he or she may simply allow the sound to wash over the ear and let the experience wash over the imagination.

- Program note by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra concert program, 17 November 2012


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

Sample download; ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Goto, Y. (2009). Dancing in Rain [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.
  • White, Christopher G. "Dancing in Rain." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 345-353. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.