Largo (Yagisawa)

From Wind Repertory Project
Satoshi Yagisawa

Satoshi Yagisawa

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €94.00   |   Score Only (print) - €19.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Largo was a commission from the Chiba Prefectural Fanabashi-Nishi Senior High School Wind Band, under the direction of Tadaichiro Hirakawa. Program notes from the score state that since the debut of Yagisawa's music, Hirakawa has performed much of the composer's music and has developed a good relationship with Yagisawa from this association. The request of the commission was to have the composer write a piece in his early chorale style, to be performed with heartfelt feeling and enjoyment. The premiere of the composition took place at a concert of the school band in June 2010.

Although Largo contains original music and not that of an ancient cultural folk song passed down through the generations, the importance of Yagisawa's composition to the literature is that it continues to preserve his culture's heritage, and to promote and support this for future generation in a manner that makes it accessible to students, conductors, scholar and audience.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Georgia: III
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Michigan: Senior High C


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  • Perusal score
  • Satoshi Yagisawa website
  • Yagisawa, S. (2010). Largo: For Symphonic Band [score]. De Haske Publications: Heerenveen, Netherlands.
  • Zembower, Christian. "Largo." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 419-430. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.