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Eine Nachtmusik für Erlkönig

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto

Subtitle: A Fantasy for Symphonic Band on Songs of Franz Schubert

The title translates from the German as "A Night Song for Erlking."

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental ($300.00)


Full Score
C Piccolo/ Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

La Folle Journée is an international music festival founded in 1995 at Nantes, France, which is held in various cities, including Kanazawa, Japan. This festival has focused on specific composer and performing their works in each year. Because Franz Schubert was featured in the 2011 festival, the Ishikawa Prefectural High School Honor Band requested Yo Goto to compose a piece based on music of Schubert.

The piece contains several references to Schubert's music, including Erlkönig, Ständchen (Serenade) from Schwanengesang (Swan Song), Heidenröselein (Wild Rose), and his Ave Mara. In addition to these musical quotes, Goto includes three original melodies. The different themes are presented in succession and then in a layered fashion. This layering of themes along with the numerous rhythmic manipulations gives the musical effect of a dream state.

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Music

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Texas Wind Symphony (Dominic Talanca, conductor) - 6 November 2014 *Premiere United States Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Kanchanahud, Nipat. "Eine Nachtmusik für Erlkönig." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 526-534. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Perusal score