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Fanfare: Summer-Brittania

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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript


B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III:

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When I began to think of writing a series of Fanfares for the Seasons, my first thought was to not only have the fanfare reflect the season, but the season in a particular time and place.

My first fanfare, Printemps Languadoc, is set in the Languadoc region of southern France in the last 19th century during the time known as La Belle Époque. The fanfare was performed s beautifully last spring by Sharon Lavery and the brass section of the Thornton [University of Southern California] Wind Ensemble.

When thinking of summer, I remembered the poem in Middle English, Sumer Is Icumen In And although the time frame isn't right, I began to think of summer in 5th century Britain. Rome and her legions are gone; it is a time of the return of the old gods, the celebration of Samhain in October, the fires of Beltaine in May, the coming of Arthur.

Sumer, I hope you enjoy it.

- Program Note by composer


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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