Fandango: For Solo Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
(percussion detail needed)
None discovered thus far.
Written on commission in 2000 for the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony for Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi, this six-minute piece explores the rhythmic, melodic and syncopated elements of the Spanish fandango dance form (a lively dance in triple time for two dancers).
The work divides itself into three sections: The first is a combination of lively melodic and articulated interplay between the trumpet, trombone and wind symphony. There is a stately chorale in the woodwinds that opens section two. The trombone adds itself to this material, culminating in a short cadenza leading into the third section. Section three is a basic recap of the opening material, but this time the soloists work the themes into a canon. There is a brief return of the chorale, this time for full ensemble, and then a fast coda reiterating the work's various rhythmic elements.
- Program Note by composer
Fandango (2002) was conceived in 1999. Turrin had two special soloists in mind, Phil Smith and Joseph Alessi, the principal trumpet (at that time) and principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic.
Traditionally a Spanish couple’s dance accompanied by guitar and castanets, this updated Fandango alternates soaring melodies with danceable rhythms, showcasing the trumpet and trombone as musical dance partners.
- Program Note from University of North Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 February 2017
- Audio CD: University of New Mexico Wind Symphony (Eric Rombach-Kendall, conductor; Joseph Alessi, trombone; Philip Smith, trumpet) - 2000
None discovered thus far.
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- North Hills High School (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Len Lavelle, conductor) - 4 April 2019
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor; Bill Campbell, trumpet; David Jackson, trombone) – 5 December 2018
- U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West (Sacramento, Calif.) (Vu Nguyen, conductor; George Brahler, trumpet; Gary Jones, trombone) - 17 February 2018 (2018 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)
- Blackburn High School (Victoria, Aus.) Symphonic Band (Jemima Bunn, conductor; Nicholas Meyer, trombone; Benjamin Sametz, trumpet) - 20 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
- University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Ensemble (Nicholas E. Williams, conductor; John Holt, trumpet; Tony Baker, trombone) – 16 February 2017
- United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Michelle A. Rakers, conductor; Brandon Eubank, trumpet; Daniel Brady, trombone) - 3 August 2016
- Sinfónica de Alientos de la Policía Federal (Mexico City) (Jacques Mauger, trombone; Faustino diaz, trumpet) - 2014
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Arabesque (1990/2004)
- Celebration (2010)
- Chronicles (2000)
- Concert Processional (2011)
- Concertino for 11 Instruments and Wind Ensemble (2011)
- Dedication for Band (2009)
- Fandango: For Solo Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony (1999)
- Fanfare and Prelude (2009)
- Hemispheres (2002)
- High Flight (2008)
- Hope Alive
- Illuminations (2004)
- Invocation (1992)
- Jazzalogue No 1 (1997/2002)
- Labyrinth (2011)
- Lullaby for Noah (2008)
- Masquerade (2012)
- Nessum Dorma (as arranger)
- Quadrille (2002)
- Regiment of Heroes March (2016)
- Ritual. See: Soundings for Band (1997)
- Sandia Crest
- Scarecrow Overture (2009)
- Serenade Romantic (1982)
- The Sounding of the Call (2014)
- Soundings for Band (1997)
- Ritual (2011)
- Two Sketches for Band
- Turrin, J. (1999). Fandango: For Solo Trumpet, Trombone and Wind Symphony [score]. C. Alan: Greensboro, N.C.