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Tommy Joe Fry

Tommy Joe Fry

General Info

Year: 1967 / 1971 / 2002
Duration: c. 6:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $3.50

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A classic of the school band repertoire, Blasenfest by Tommy Fry was written for the Snyder, Texas, High School Band and dedicated to them, and their conductor of the time, Melvin Montgomery.

Built from a simple motive emphasizing perfect fourths (F, C, Bb, and Eb), that is manipulated with great skill, Blasenfest touches on a variety of moods and styles in a moderately contemporary vein, with chorales, fanfares and a lively, rhythmically invigorating allegro. The brass and percussion writing is especially brilliant and effective.

- Program Note from publisher

For Melvin Montgomery and the Snyder, Texas, High School Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: I
  • Louisiana: III
  • Tennessee: I
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: I


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Texas State University (San Marcos) Concert Band (Chase Failing, conductor) - 22 November 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Fry, T. (2002). Blasenfest [score]. Carl Fischer: New York, N.Y.