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Connecticut Fanfare, A

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Scott Perkins

Scott Perkins

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Encore Music Creations
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $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 I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I was delighted when the Plainville Wind Ensemble asked me to write a work for them in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their founding, particularly because of my many connections to the group. I grew up in a corner of Bristol, Conn., only a few blocks away from Plainville. The ensemble is directed by Ken Bagley, my former high school band director, and its members include old friends of mine from as early as elementary school. So, it seemed only fitting that I title the piece after my home state; thus, A Connecticut Fanfare.

The fanfare juxtaposes two different characters: a bright, jubilant section dominated by heralding brass with woodwind flourishes; and a more subdued section for the woodwinds featuring a lyrical melody over an ambling bass line. These two sections alternate -- jubilant, subdued, jubilant, subdued -- before melding together in a richly layered texture. Eventually, the brass break free for a rousing finish.

Most of my output as a composer is music for voices, either solo or choral, as well as smaller, chamber groups. Rarely do I dabble in works for large, instrumental ensembles; in fact, this is my first piece for wind ensemble. It has been a rewarding experience, however -- there are so many exciting possibilities and colors of sound to explore -- and I hope that I have the opportunity to explore the genre more in the near future.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • Plainville (Conn.) Wind Ensemble (Ken Bagley, conductor) - 5 May 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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