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Shadow Song

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Shadow Song was commissioned by “KYO-EN XIX, 2016,” a concert of new/unpublished works for wind band, as a part of its “The School Band Project.” This project produces new pieces for school bands, especially for smaller ensembles; therefore, the commission requires composers to create medium-grade pieces having limited instrumentation.

In this work, the entire ensemble consists of small chamber-ensemble groups. They are musically connected with, and are frequently conflicted by each other, and sometimes a group performs as a “shadow” of another group. The title is derived from such a relationship. In order to create the chamber groups, players sometimes have to change their performing places, and to show conflicting relationships between groups, one may perform with different tempo, meter, and/or key from the rest. Because the piece is focused on the concept of “shadow,” In darkness let me dwell, a lute song by John Dowland (1563-1626), is quoted to symbolize those shadows, and all musical materials of the piece are derived from this song.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Kelly Desjardins, conductor) – 27 April 2017

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