Fireworks (Day)

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Day

Kevin Day


Subtitle: Brass Fanfare w/Percussion


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kevin Day Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Instrumentation

A Piccolo Trumpet
C Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Bass Drum
Auxiliary Percussion


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Fireworks is a short fanfare that portrays the excitement of a firework show that you would see on the fourth of July. I had received an email from my director about the Dallas Winds Fanfare Composition Contest and I decided to give it a shot. I needed a concept and decided to go with the whole firework show idea. I wanted to capture the excitement and enticement that comes as people gaze into the sky to see these fire crackers go off.

The piece took me three days to finish and I sent it in for the contest. I later found out that the piece won and was to be performed on July 4, 2016, by the Dallas Winds brass and percussion section.

- Program Note by composer


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Wind Symphony (Bobby R. Francis, conductor) - 28 September 2023
  • Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Peter J. Hamlin, conductor) - 4 December 2021
  • University of Missouri Kansas City Conseratory Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis, conductor) - 26 September 2021
  • University of Colorado Boulder Wind Symphony (Donald McKinney, conductor) - 7 December 2020
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) - 10 October 2020
  • Lone Star Youth Winds (Dallas, Tex.) (Bobby R. Francis, conductor) – 8 May 2016


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Day, K. (2015). Fireworks: Brass Fanfare w/Percussion [score]. Kevin Day Music: [United States]
  • Kevin Day website Accessed 15 May 2016