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Lachrymae

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto


General Info

Year: 2006?
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I
English Horn/Oboe II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Crotales
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Lachrymae is considered to be the most intense in a series of provocative works by the composer. It is "a requiem for victims of 'righteous' political violence". Because of the deeply personal response to what seems to be an expanding global issue, Mr. Goto has limited his dedication to that of a general protest against violence upon the innocent.

- Program Note by publisher


Lachrymae was commissioned by the Executive Committee for 21st Century Wind Music in Japan and completed in September 2005. The work was premiered on March 5, 2006, by the Kanagawa University Symphonic Band, Toshiro Ozawa, conductor.

This piece was originally composed as a requiem for victims of political and religious conflicts throughout the world. The people mourned in this music are not only the victims of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, in New York City, but also all innocent people killed by “righteous” forces throughout history. Therefore, this piece is a protest against political violence. The work borrows from the dirge Lachrymae Antiquae, a pavan of John Dowland (1563-1626) from Lachrimae, or Seven Tears.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


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. (2006?). Lachrymae: For Wind Ensemble [score]. Bravo Music: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Perusal score