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American Fanfare, An

From Wind Repertory Project
Rick Kirby

Rick Kirby

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In this dynamic concert opener, Rick Kirby incorporates the normally hymn-like strains of America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee) into a fast and energetic fanfare. The actual melody is stated only once in its entirety, and many liberties are taken with both melodic and harmonic elements of the original.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

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  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Raleigh (N.C.) Concert Band (Lem Hardy, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 9 October 2018
  • Western Reserve Community Band (Hudson, Ohio) (Ralph Meyer, conductor) - 19 August 2018
  • W.D. Packard (Warren, Ohio) Concert Band (Jesse Leyva, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • Classic City Band (Athens, Ga.) (Melody Morgan, conductor) - 1 July 2018
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) - 1 Jun 2018
  • W.H. Oliver Middle School (Nashville, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (Susan Walters, conductor) – 22 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 Southern Conference, Tampa, Fla.)
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Will Sugg, conductor)- 29 June 2017
  • Cerritos (Calif.) College Concert Band (David Betancourt, conductor) - 12 March 2016 (2016 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert band (Fayetteville) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 4 July 2015
  • Turlock (Calif.) High School Concert Band (Daniel Baudino, conductor) - 17 April 2015 (2015 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Selma (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band (Kevin Tinkle, conductor) - 21 March 2014 (2014 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • CBDA All-State High School Concert Band (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 23 February 2014
  • Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band (Phoenix, Ariz. - 14 November 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Kirby, R. (2009). An American Fanfare [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.