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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Subtitle: A Fanfare; For Double Brass Ensemble and Percussion

General Info

Year: 1970
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Jalni Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $19.42


Full Score

Ensemble One:

  • B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
  • Horn in F I-II-III-IV
  • Trombone I-II
  • Percussion I-II, including:
    • Bongos
    • Drums (4)
    • Tambourine

Ensemble Two:

  • Trumpet I
  • Horn in F I-II
  • Trombone I
  • Percussion I-I, including:
    • Bass Drum
    • Crash Cymbals
    • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A shivaree is a noisy mock serenade performed by a group of people to celebrate a marriage or mock an unpopular person.

A fanfare for double brass ensemble and percussion, commissioned by and dedicated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in honor of its Centenary in 1969. Centennial special events at the Museum centered around five exhibitions celebrating the breadth of the Museum’s collecting over the previous one hundred years, commissioning a contemporary American composer to create a fanfare for each exhibition.

Bernstein's Shivaree was commissioned for the exhibit "Before Cortes: Sculpture Of Middle America". The title is a corruption of the French word charivari, or a discordant serenade with pots, pans and other noise makers and intended in jest. The two main musical ideas of the work appeared two years later as God Said (the "Gospel-Sermon") and the Prefatory Prayers (from the "First Introit") of MASS.

- Program Note from Leonard Bernstein at 100

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Boston (Mass.) Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor) – 6 October 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cool (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1957/2018)
  • West Side Story (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Sweeney) (1957/2015)

All Wind Works


  • Bernstein, L. (1970). Shivaree: a Fanfare ; For Double Brass Ensemble and Percussion [score]. Jalni Publ.: [New York].