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Fanfarria (Santos)

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Giovanni Santos

Giovanni Santos

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cowbell
  • Guiro, metal, large
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wooden Table or Stool

Players clapping


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfarria is based on the composer's grandfather and his journey to the United States from Cuba. It reflects on the experiences of migrant families. The music reflects on a vision of hope for a family working to succeed in a new environment. The music embodies emotions of worry, confusion, hope, honor, and celebration. The family is represented by the Latin rhythms and sounds of Cuba and the Dominican Republic. At times, this theme is absorbed by a menacing cloud of sounds (in a different key), representing a community that is not willing to accept change. This fanfare concludes with a celebration for change, acceptance, and love.

The work was premiered by the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Whitmore.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by a consortium led by Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore and the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble. Dedicated to my love, Tanya.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kansas City (Prairie Village) Wind Symphony (Langston Hemenway, conductor) – 8 March 2020
  • Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (Costa Mesa, Calif.)(Gergory X. Whitmore, conductor) – October 2018 *Premiere Performance*

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