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Grand Canyon Fanfare (arr Murtha)

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James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard (arr. Paul Murtha)

General Info

Year: 1993 /
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


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
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

James Newton Howard composed this dynamic fanfare for the closing segment of the 1993 movie Grand Canyon. The film is now largely forgotten; however, the music remains a vibrant and powerful statement and a very effective concert opener. Skillfully adapted by Paul Murtha with heroic brass figures, woodwind flourishes, and thundering percussion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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