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Fanfare, Lament, Finale

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 8:45
Publisher: C. Alan Publications

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    This 3-movement work grabs your attention from the opening notes of the Fanfare to the powerful heart-wrenching Lament to the rousing, swashbuckling Finale. The Fanfare may be detached and performed as a concert opener by itself.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 8:45

    Instrumentation
    Piccolo
    Flute 1/2
    Oboe 1/2
    Bassoon
    Bb Clarinet 1
    Bb Clarinet 2/3
    Bass Clarinet
    Eb Alto Saxophone 1/2
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1
    Bb Trumpet 2/3
    F Horn 1/2
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2/3
    Baritone
    Baritone T.C.
    Tuba

    Timpani
    Percussion 1 (chimes, bells, bass drum, marimba)
    Percussion 2 (snare drum, crash cymbals, tam-tam, suspended cymbal)

    Program Notes
    Fanfare, Lament, Finale was inspired by a conversation with Paula Crider, a former band director at the University of Texas at Austin. In the course of a discussion about the current state of band repertoire, Ms. Crider pointed out that there are very few fanfares available to use as concert openers, especially for high school honor bands -- that is, aside from Jack Stamp's repertoire -- and that I should consider making a contribution to this area. I took her advice. Once the fanfare was finished, I decided it would be fun to develop the two most prominent features of the fanfare as the basis of two additional movements. The result is a suite in which the first movement may be detached and played as a concert opener by itself, or the whole piece can be performed as a unit.

    - Kimberly K. Archer

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