Fantasma LunareA Fantasy for Symphonic Band on Beethoven\' s Piano Sonata op. 27-2

Fantasma LunareA Fantasy for Symphonic Band on Beethoven' s Piano Sonata op. 27-2

  • Composer: Goto, Yo
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 7:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: BOMS-G02S
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Piccolo (Flute 3)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe 1
Oboe 2 (English Horn)
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1 (doubling Finger Cymbals/Wind Chimes)
Bb Trumpet 2 (doubling Finger Cymbals/Wind Chimes)
Bb Trumpet 3 (doubling Finger Cymbals/Wind Chimes)
French Horn 1
French Horn 2
French Horn 3
French Horn 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Bass Trombone
Double Bass

Percussion 1: Suspended Cymbal,Small Snare Drum
Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Large Snare Drum, 4 Toms, Finger Cymbal or Wind Chimes
Percussion 3: Tam-tam,Crotales (Db, E, Ab)
Percussion 4: Vibraphone, Glockenspiel
Percussion 5: Tubular Bells

Fantasma Lunare was commissioned by the Kanazawa Municipal Technical High School Symphonic Band for performance at La Folle Journ?e de Kanazawa in May of 2008. As the festival featured music of, or related to Beethoven, this piece was derived from his famous Moonlight Sonata. It differs from the original as its various motives have been modified and reconstructed, though the audience might still recognize some original fragments.
The composer feels that moonlight obscures one's view, in an even fearful way. It is his intention to guide the audience towards that world of uncertainty.

(Yo Goto)