From Wind Repertory Project
Elaine Ross

Elaine Ross

Subtitle: A Fanfare for Brass and Percussion

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Elaine Ross
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Flash!: A Fanfare for Brass and Percussion is a three-minute work in modified ternary form. It explores changing meters, quartal and quintal sonorities, syncopation, and ostinato development. The opening utilizes the hexatonic scale through the use of a pyramid/inverted pyramid effect. The B section presents a lyrical, disjunct theme in the horns, yet the rhythmic drive persists underneath. The work proceeds with non-stop energy requiring clean articulations and rhythmic integrity. Tessiturae and technique are generally accessible in the work, and challenges include ensemble precision, rhythmic accuracy, and lyrical playing of disjunct melodic material.

- Program Note from Baylor University Wind Ensemble concert program, 8 March 2021


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Toronto (Ont., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Gillian MacKay, conductor) – 14 October 2023
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Steve Dailey, conductor) - 8 March 2021
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg) Wind Ensemble – 2 February 2012

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