Bock Fanfares

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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bluejay Way Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00


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Program Notes

Bock Fortress, or Bockfiels as it is called in the native dialect, has stood since at least 723 A.D. on a rocky promontory overlooking the present-day town of Luxembourg City. Over the centuries, the fortress was the site of many military conflicts as it was one of the most strategic strongholds in Northern Europe. Armies of Burgundy, Hapsburg, Spain, Prussia, and France fought for control of the fortress, resulting in repeated repairs and reinforcements to the fortress. Today, the ruins of Bock Fortress still stand overlooking the historic district of Luxembourg City, and its extensive network of passages and galleries are a popular tourist attraction.

Bock Fanfares was commissioned by Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos for the Symphonic Band of the International School of Luxembourg in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary.

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State Ratings

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  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Symphonic Band (Chase Jones, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Symphonic Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) - 22 February 2022
  • Minnesota Junior Winds Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Charles Weise, conductor) - 14 February 2022
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (John T. Hart Jr., conductor) - 21 November 2019
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) - 17 April 2019
  • West Chester University (Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Yozviak, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Aaron Burgess, conductor) – 6 December 2017

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