B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
A celebratory fanfare introduces the piece, just like the title commands! A hushed yet animated melody follows quickly, providing an intriguing contrast to the opening declaration. The music then intensifies, driving ever faster before arriving at the dynamic conclusion.
- Program Note from publisher
A spirited work, commissioned to commemorate a school and inspired in part by the musicians who premiered the piece, this composition begins with a brilliant, celebratory fanfare. This opening is followed by a softer, animated section with initial melodic material stated by clarinets. The piece then adds in other themes, building in both rhythmic and dynamic intensity before moving to a slower, reflective section featuring a brief oboe solo. The piece then revisits earlier material before pressing forward to an exhilarating conclusion.
- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, March 2014, p. 32.
- Alabama: Class C
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Works for Winds by This Composer
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 420.
- Shirley Mier website Accessed 5 February 2021