New Century Dawn

From Wind Repertory Project
David Gillingham

David Gillingham

Subtitle: Ceremonial Fanfare and Chorale for Winds and Percussion

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $96.00; (digital) - $96.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drums (2)
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam (large)
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A celebratory fanfare and chorale for winds and percussion. The work is intended to evoke feelings of anticipation and optimism about the advent of the new millennium.

Dedicated to Joseph Missal, Oklahoma State University

- Program Note from publisher

Gillingham’s New Century Dawn is a rather untraditional fanfare and chorale. Instead of the fanfare and following chorale functioning as their own closed sections, Gillingham blurs the line between the two in exuberant celebration. The opening highly arpeggiated and dramatic horn riffs quickly give way to smoothly written chorales; and later in the piece, listen for warm chorale sections that begin in the low brass grow and grow until they return to joyous fanfare.

The composer states that the work is intended to evoke feelings of anticipation and optimism about the advent of the new Millennium. If so, then Gillingham’s piece is so thoroughly imbued with hope and excitement for the future that it transcends expected forms.

Program Note by Margaret Eronimous for the Indiana University Concert Band concert program, 5 October 2021


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Oklahoma: V-A


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  • David Gillingham website Accessed 5 October 2021
  • Gillingham, D. (1999). New Century Dawn: Ceremonial Fanfare and Chorale Winds and Percussion [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Perusal score