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Fanfare for Uncommon Times

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Valerie Coleman

Valerie Coleman


General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Valerie Coleman
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal (large)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

We are going through some strange times right now,” says Valerie Coleman, so “it almost seems sarcastic ... to write a fanfare for the times we are currently living in.” But her work Fanfare for Uncommon Times is anything but sarcastic. “I wanted to create a piece that brings people together,” she continues, “a piece that touches that within us, that thing that wants to survive ... that gives us that regenerative, renewable hope.” As a Black woman, she also sought to “bring the Black experience in,” including the “turmoil, the upheaval,” of today’s conversation of race in America.

- Program Note by Mark Bilyeu for the University of Texas Wind Ensemble concert program, 24 October 2021


Fanfare for Uncommon Times was commissioned by Orchestra of St. Luke's and was premiered by Orchestra of St Luke's on June 27th, 2021, at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

- Program Note from publisher


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