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Antiphonal Fanfare (Sternfeld-Dunn)

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Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn

Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


In Score and Parts:

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I, m.31: Final two sixteenth notes should be G-A, not A-G.

Program Notes

Antiphonal Fanfare was composed after a conducting colleague made the suggestion that I write a work for as an educational tool. This piece is one of triumph and power and is meant to focus on rhythmic and melodic polyphony. The opening gesture is based on the first five notes of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite for Band; however it has been changed to a Lydian mode and made legato instead of the typical staccato. This statement is then answered in other trumpet parts. Although the piece doesn’t specifically use antiphonal players, the gesture appears in so many different voices from different places in the band that an antiphonal sense is created. The middle section contrasts the first section with a long melodic line first presented in a solo oboe. Underlying is a rocking motion heard in the clarinets and marimba, giving the section a sense of drive and motion until finally the first section returns in a truncated form, completing the piece.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Maryland: Concert Band Grade V


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