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Fanfare; Reminiscence and Celebration

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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Movements

1. Fanfare – 2:40
2. Ruby Diamond: Reminiscence and Celebration


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum, large
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal, small and medium
  • Tom-Tom, high
  • Vibraphone


Three offstage brass sextets, each with:

Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally composed for orchestra with three offstage brass sextets, Fanfare; Reminiscence and Celebration has been re-created by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich for symphonic band plus three offstage brass sextets for a dazzling theater-in-the-round concert experience.

- Program Note by publisher


I. Fanfare. The opening of a concert hall is always an exciting event, introducing the hall to the performers and the performers to the hall -- each testing the capacities of the other. I decided to have the ensemble greet and salute the new Ruby Diamond Hall [Florida State University] with a fanfare that includes offstage brass players in three different locations in the audience.

II. Reminiscence and Celebration. The second movement begins in a reflective mood. As I thought about Ruby Diamond Hall, where I had performed as a teenager, I remembered people, particularly many mentors with whom I had performed there, who are gone, but whose gifts and spirits are still with us. The theater has a beautiful tradition of leaving one light bulb burning all night long for the spirits of the actors who have graced that stage. While I wanted my second movement to acknowledge that sense of continuity of past and present, the piece ends in celebration of the new. Perhaps all artists feel a strong connection with the past, but we work in and for the present and we build for the future.

- Program Note from score by composer


Commercial Discography

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Media


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Performances

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  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • Millikin University (Decatur, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Corey Seapy, conductor) – 13 October 2019


Works for Winds by this Composer


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