Stars and Stripes Fanfare

From Wind Repertory Project
James Stephenson

James Stephenson

General Info

Year: 2007 / 2018
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($220.00); (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 2007, conductor Michael Krajewski approached me about composing a highly spirited and patriotic symphonic overture with a somewhat unique twist: that it would somehow combine the "sounds" of John Williams and John Philip Sousa, yet be an original piece of music.

Always one to love a challenge, the resulting four-minute work has hints of each of the two composers, the latter of which being Stars and Stripes Forever. These hints are not meant to be overt, but only suggestions which might be caught by the keen observer.

The concert band version of this score was created June 2018.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Wind Ensemble (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 24 April 2022
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) - 10 November 2020
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tx.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) – 26 May 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 22 February 2019

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