Festive Fanfare for the Holidays

From Wind Repertory Project
James Curnow

James Curnow

Subtitle: Joy to the World

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $64.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This bright fanfare is infused with energy, joy and a lively spirit. Based on the familiar English carol Joy to the World, this piece uses fragments of the tune to build two contrasting versions of the carol. The feeling of anticipation and prelude is carefully maintained as the melodic ideas unfold in new and unexpected ways. Thematic fragments intertwine and reinforce one another. Heroic fanfare statements rise above the ensemble. Augmentation juxtaposes diminution.

- Program Note excerpted from publisher


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