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Pacific Fanfare

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Score Cover

Frank Ticheli

General Info

Year: 1994 / 2002
Duration: 5:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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, III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I, III (Bass)
Percussion I

  • Cymbal (small suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Toms (2, small and medium)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone

Solo Trumpet off-stage (in Bb, C, & Eb, at player's preference)
Solo Horn in F off-stage

B-flat Trumpet II, IV
Horn in F III-IV
Trombone II
Percussion II, including:

  • Cymbal (medium suspended)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (medium and large)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pacific Fanfare, scored for woodwinds, brass and percussion, exploits several spatial characteristics of a large concert hall. Onstage, the brass and percussion sections are separated into two antiphonal choirs, with the woodwinds and timpani situated in the middle. Offstage, peripheral solo trumpet and horn project sounds from behind the audience.

The piece is a tribute to the great Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, who brilliantly utilized the space of St. Mark's Cathedral in his polychoral works and antiphonal fanfares.

There are two main themes, one based on wide melodic leaps (successive ascending fifths), the other based on a rapid repeated-note figure. In the beginning they are nostalgic and elegiacal, but by the second half of the piece they take on more grand, fanfare-like personalities.

Pacific Fanfare was completed in June of 1994 during a summer residency at Yaddo, an artist colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was composed as a gift to Carl St.Clair and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

- Program Note by Frank Ticheli


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 2 March 2020
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Jonathan Villela, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Clovis North High School (Clovis, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (David Lesser, conductor) – 17 October 2018
  • University of Maryland (College Park) Wind Ensemble (Frank Ticheli, conductor) – 12 March 2016 (CBDNA 2016 Eastern Division Conference, New London, Conn.)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Symphony (Stephen G. Peterson, conductor) - 30 October 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Frank Ticheli website Accessed 6 July 2020
  • Ticheli, F. (2002). Pacific Fanfare: For Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.