Fanfares to Music

From Wind Repertory Project
John Corigliano

John Corigliano

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G Schirmer, Inc
Cost: Score & Parts - $14.95   |   Score Only - Unknown


Full Score

Off-Stage Ensemble
Piccolo Trumpet (in C or Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II

On-Stage Ensemble
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Bass Trombone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Since chamber music evokes a feeling of intimacy, the idea of writing a fanfare for a large symphonic brass choir - at the request of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - posed a number of problems for me. Fanfares to Music, my solution to this quandary, is basically a short, lyrical, introspective piece involving a standard brass quintet on the stage and "fanfare elements" played by the remaining six players around the back of the hall.

The onstage quintet plays a long chorale-like passage, answered at first by solos from its own ranks and later from the offstage players. This dialogue reaches a peak and resolves into a gentle setting of Schubert's famous song An die Musik (hence the title), from which all of the earlier fanfare elements were taken. For me, Schubert's masterful art song perfectly captures the essence of chamber music.

-Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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  • University of Toronto (Ont., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Brendan McLean, conductor) - 2 December 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


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