Fanfare

for brass choir, 1993, duration: 7 minutes.

Composers throughout history have created fanfares in many different musical forms, from court music to opera and, more recently, film scores.  From as early as the 14th century, fanfare-like motifs have been frequently used in art music to signal the beginning of important happenings: hunting expeditions,  military campaigns, and especially ceremonial events.  Whenever the music is intended to announce an important event, brass and percussion instruments sound the call.  Fanfare was composed to celebrate the festive occasion of West Chester University's presidential inauguration of Madeleine Wing Adler on May 1, 1993. 



West Chester University Brass Ensemble, Lee Southall, director


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