Fanfaronade

This brief little fanfare was originally a classroom study on rhythm; specifically the overlapping and subsequent variation of groupings of three, four, five, and six. The two trumpets play off the rhythm and pitch patterns of each other, moving in and out of phase. The title is an actual word and means “boastful or arrogant talk.” Fanfaronade is ultimately derived from the word “fanfare,” which, appropriately enough, means “a flourish of trumpets.”


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DATE

2013

DURATION

45 seconds

INSTRUMENTATION

Two C Trumpets

PREMIERE

August 19, 2013
Scanlan Hall, Aspen, CO
Alec Blazek and Tristan Clarke (tpts.)

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

May 24, 2014
Grand Ballroom South, Radisson Hotel, Valley Forge, PA
Sean Butterfield and Andrew Stetson, (tpts.)

May 8, 2014
Haddock Recital Hall, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Sean Butterfield and Vern Sielert, (tpts.)

AWARDS

Winner of the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Call for Scores

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