From Wind Repertory Project
James M. David

James M David

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum (optional)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block (small)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The renowned architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller coined the term "dymaxion" as a combination of Dynamic – Maximum – Tension. He created numerous inventions that expressed this idea, including a highly streamlined automobile that was fancied by the like of Leopold Stokowski and Amelia Earhart.

This short fanfare for concert band utilizes a continually rising scalar motive (not unlike the Shepherd Tone), an oppressive percussion ostinato, and several interlocking polyrhythms to create a continuous crescendo to the final cadence.

This work was commissioned by the Waukee middle School Band, Waukee, Iowa, and dedicated to Mary Crandell, 2022-23 president, Iowa Bandmasters Association.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Waukee (Iowa) Middle School 7th Grade Band (Mary Crandell, conductor) – 4 April 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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