From Wind Repertory Project
Yukiko Nishimura

Yukiko Nishimura

General Info

Year: 2010 / 2015
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The music of Sailing! is characterized by an atmosphere that is vibrant and full of energy. The piece depicts a ship’s journey on the ocean, the colors of which can readily change from a rich, welcoming blue to a dark, menacing gray. Sometimes the ship is sprayed by the waves; sometimes the ship floats blithely along a sea of tranquility. The combination of staccatos and slurs, in particular, expresses sensations of happiness and joy in the ocean journey. I can only hope that the conductor and the players have an opportunity to witness the excitements of the ocean firsthand.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B


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  • Bay Area Friendship Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Adrian L. Quince, conductor) - 11 June 2023
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Dustin Ferguson, conductor) - 12 October 2021
  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Symphony (Debra Traficante, conductor) - 12 April 2021
  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina) Wind Ensemble (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) – 7 October 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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