From Wind Repertory Project
Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (arr. Yo Goto)

Subtitle: A Selection from the Opera

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 11:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $160.00   |   Score Only - $14.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II (II doubling English Horn)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III doubling Flugelhorn)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Chinese Gong
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The story line of Puccini’s sad yet romantic opera Turandot was taken from a Persian collection of stories called The Book of One Thousand and One Days. Set in ancient China, the opera includes the famous tenor aria Nessun Dorma and has captivated the hearts of audiences since its first performance in 1926. The opera, unfinished at the time of Puccini’s death in 1924, was completed by Franco Alfano. The first performance was held at the Teatro alla Scala, conducted by the legendary Arturo Toscanini.

In 2006 the Saitama Sakae High School Wind Orchestra and the Kanazawa Technical High School Wind Ensemble both performed this arrangement by Yo Goto for the All Japan Band Contest, drawing attention and interest from thousands of concert band fans. Declared by Band Journal to be “More dramatic than the original!”, this collection of Puccini’s melodies is beautifully scored and artfully represents the major scenes from the opera.

- Program Note by the Saitama Sakae Wind Orchestra

This medley includes melodies from the arias Popolo di Pechino! (Introduction), Gira la cote!, Nessun Dorma!, La mia vittoria (La terza risposta), Diecimila anni nostro Imperatore!, and Padre augusto (Finale).

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.