Karim Al-Zand: Music: Fanfares


Fanfares

three fanfares for trumpet ensemble

These short occasional pieces were written for various purposes over the course of several years. Though they share a basic instrumentation of six trumpets, they may be played singly or in any combination. They are meant to serve as short, celebratory “concert openers.” The first is antiphonal, with the group sub-divided into duos which (ideally) spatially encircle the audience. The first and third fanfares (written for Marie Speziale and the Rice Brass Ensemble) call for different trumpets (including piccolo) and are challenging technically, while the second is relatively straight-forward and uses only B-flat trumpets.

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DATE
2005

DURATION
6 minutes (ca. 2 minutes each)

INSTRUMENTATION
6 trumpets (various transpositions possible)

PREMIÈRE
Fanfare 1: October 5, 2005 | Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX
Shepherd School Trumpet Ensemble | Marie Speziale, dir.

Fanfare 2: October 29, 2010 | McMurtry College Dedication, Houston TX

Fanfare 3: February 23, 2011 | Duncan Recital Hall, Houston TX
Shepherd School Trumpet Ensemble | Marie Speziale, dir.


AUDIO EXCERPTS
Fanfare 1
Fanfare 3


SCORE EXCERPTS
Fanfare 1
Fanfare 3

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