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Over Great Waves and Far Away

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto

Subtitle: A Celebration for Band

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Over Great Waves and Far Away - A Celebration for Band was commissioned to celebrate Hakodate (Hokkaido) District Band Association’s 60th Anniversary in 2012. I had an honor to conduct Hakodate District High School Honor Band at the premier in November 2012.

The title, Over Great Waves and Far Away - A Celebration for Band has my wish for the association to be even more successful after the 60 years of history and has my admiration for this international fort city with innovative sense and forward spirit.

I always compose music that would link hearts between performers and audience and cherish each other’s lives. I did not intend to “decorate” the piece I often hear nowadays in band music, but I wanted the song to sing itself that would blossom [in] people’s heart. The band music is popular in Hakodate by all generations, and I composed in a way that young and old can enjoy.

- Program Note by composer

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  • Goto, Y. (2014). Nami o koete haruka ni = Over great waves and far away : Suisogaku no tameno shukuten zensokyoku [score]. Buren: Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Perusal score