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Subtitle: Fanfare for Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

This fanfare and its title were written for Andrew DeNicola (“A. D.”) who taught for 50 years (Roman numeral “L”) from 1973 to 2023 within the Edison School District in New Jersey, and ultimately retired from his position at John P. Stevens High School at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 academic year. DeNicola was a top-ten finalist for the first GRAMMY Music Educator Award in 2013 and was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2019. Under his leadership, the John P. Stevens High School band program grew from 30 members to over 240 across three concert bands, three jazz bands, and a marching band of 190.

The music begins with alternating interjections of pointed brass and percussion motives between flourishes of woodwinds, transitioning into a syncopated rhythmic middle section. To conclude the piece, a dense polyphonic and rhythmic chorus is punctuated by solo timpani before a final full ensemble statement.

- Program Note by Brad Jopek


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • University of Maryland Wind Orchestra concert program, 6 October 2023