Fanfare for a Festive Day

From Wind Repertory Project
Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfare for a Festive Day (1996) is largely based on the four opening pitches G, C, D, and F played in ascending order. From their initial introduction by the horns, saxophones and first trombones, these pitches are utilized in several different ways such as counter-melodic material found in the low brasses and woodwinds to upper woodwind figurations. Eventually, this four-note motive is joined with additional material to become the thematic material for the fanfare.

Throughout the main statement of this thematic material, changing meter patterns are used to compress the phrases, thus pushing the music ahead and increasing its forward momentum. After a short canon, which is based on the intervallic relationship of the opening motive, the fanfare returns to the theme. This time, the phrases have been extended with the upper brass (trumpets and horns) providing counter-melodic material completing the musical phrases.

- Program Note by composer

Dedicated to Joseph Christensen, a great friend and colleague.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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