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Fanfare and Modal Apparitions

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Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $62.00; (digital) - $62.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfare and Modal Apparitions is a programmatic work exploring the tonal color of modes in creative settings. While a fanfare shares a common understanding and performance practice with the instrumental community, the concept of "apparitions" is less defined and requires somewhat more clarity. By definition, an apparition is an unusual or unexpected sight, a phenomenon or the act of becoming visible: an appearance. Musically, this is achieved by manipulating a series of modes, transforming the musical experience sonically throughout the performance. Each emergence of an apparition with the piece introduces a new style or new mode to the listener's palette. Barrett describes the composition as opening "with a powerful and dramatic opening statement before giving way to a series of apparitions, each one bringing its own set of stylistic changes, then finally culminates in a bold and emphatic concluding section."

- Program Note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12


State Ratings

  • West Virginia: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Payne, Phillip. "Fanfare and Modal Apparitions." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 211-219. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Perusal score