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American Fanfare

From Wind Repertory Project
John Wasson

John Wasson

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: John Wasson
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Synthesizer (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based upon the original Dallas Brass commission, this very popular concert band work is now back in print. Featuring flourishes for trumpets and a brief trumpet solo as well as showy parts for woodwinds and percussion, it will work well as opener, closer, or fanfare.

- Program note by composer

American Fanfare was originally written for a church in Naples, Fla., for a celebratory occasion. At the encouragement of Erich Kunzel, it was scored for full orchestra in 1999 and later went on to win the Florida Orchestra fanfare competition that same year. Since that time, it has been performed by several major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic. In 2006, Commander David Alpar (U.S. Air Force) commissioned the concert band version.

- Program Notes from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble concert program, 2 March 2016

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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