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First Suite Fanfare

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Erika Svanoe

Erika Svanoe

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Swan Maiden Press
Cost: unknown


Full Score
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-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

First Suite Fanfare pays homage to Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat. The fanfare utilizes and transforms material from the opening movement, specifically the Chaconne’s familiar melody that is heard throughout. In much the same way that Holst utilized the starting notes of his melody to unify all three movements of First Suite in Eb, the first four pitches of the Chaconne (Eb, F, C, Bb) are rhythmically altered in the energetic opening measures of the fanfare. Longer portions of the Chaconne and its inversion are also reworked as melodies, countermelodies, short motives, and the central chorale.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Eagan High School Wind Ensemble, Eagan, MN.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Symphony Band (Phillip A. Ostrander, conductor) - 28 April 2023
  • Eagan (Minn.) High School Band (Eagan, Minn.) (Bret Benson, conductor) - 24 January 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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