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A Prelude to the Shining Day
Yo Goto


A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concert Band, Kawagoe, Japan, for the 10th anniversary of their foundation, and premiered in April 1992 under the direction of Masato Sato. The title of the piece suggests that it was written as a concert opener, and consequently, the piece is designed as a fanfare. This piece requires three trumpets and three trombones on balcony to make an antiphonal effect with instruments on stage. The entire piece consists of three sections, and the fanfare motif of the beginning and lyric melody of the middle section are finally united.

Yo Goto (b. 1958) is recognized as one of the leading composers and educators in the field of wind and percussion music in the United States and Japan. He is currently the executive director of the Japan Academic Society of Wind Music and a member of the committee of the Japan Band Clinic. Goto received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Yamagata University, Japan, and studied composition with Shin-ichiro Ikebe at the Tokyo College of Music, completing a Performance Diploma Course. As active composer, arranger, and clinician, Goto moved to Texas to study composition with Cindy McTee at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2001. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition and a Master of Music Education degree from UNT. For excellence in clinics and wind literature research, Goto received the Academy Award from the Academic Society of Japan for Winds and Band in 2000. He also has worked as a clinician and guest conductor at several international conferences including WASBE and The Midwest Clinic.

Fl(1-2), Picc(Fl3), Ob(1-2), Bsn, Eb Cl, Bb Cl (1-3), A.Cl, B.Cl. A.Sax (1-2), T.Sax, B.Sax, Trp (1-3), Horn (1-4), Trb (1-3), Euph, Tuba, String Bass, Timpani, Perc.1(S.D., Sus. Cym.), Perc.2(C.Cym, B.D., Tam-Tam), Perc.3 (Glocklenspiel)
Trp.1-3 (on balcony), Trb.1-3 (on balcony)

Duration: 4:00
Grade 4

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 June, 2011.