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Fanfare (Bax)

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Arnold Bax

Arnold Bax (arr. Charles Decker)

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Subtitle: Hosting at Dawn

General Info

Year: 1921 /
Duration: 9:32
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-VI
Percussion (1 player), including:

  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The seven issues of the fortnightly musical periodical Fanfare were published in London from October 1, 1921 to January 1, 1922. Although the journal was rather short lived, it made its mark in musical history owing to the original contributions of well-known composers and writers on music and the attention they all gave to contemporary music and art. In addition, the journal is remembered for the very short original compositions, entitled “fanfares,” written by leading composers of the early 1920s.

Written in 1921 for woodwinds, brass and percussion, this fanfare is one of many commissioned from several composers to celebrate the publication of this periodical. This arrangement for six trumpets and cymbals, by Charles Decker, maintains every bit of the original fanfare’s directness while clarifying dynamic markings and articulations amongst the parts.

- Program Note by Luke Camarillo for New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds concert program, 9 December 2020


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State Ratings

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  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Symphonic Winds (Luke Camarillo, conductor) – 9 December 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer


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