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Festive Fanfare for the Holidays

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James Curnow

James Curnow


Subtitle: Joy to the World


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $64.00   |   Score Only (print) - $14.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

This bright fanfare is infused with energy, joy and a lively spirit. Based on the familiar English carol Joy to the World, this piece uses fragments of the tune to build two contrasting versions of the carol. The feeling of anticipation and prelude is carefully maintained as the melodic ideas unfold in new and unexpected ways. Thematic fragments intertwine and reinforce one another. Heroic fanfare statements rise above the ensemble. Augmentation juxtaposes diminution.

- Program Note excerpted from publisher


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