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La Péri Fanfare

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Paul Dukas

Paul Dukas (arr. Robert Longfield)

General Info

Year: 1912 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:09
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Paul Dukas spent his entire life in Paris as a greatly respected teacher and composer. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and was a close friend of fellow student Claude Debussy, whose influence is heard in much of Dukas’ music, He was extremely critical of his own music to the point of destroying most of his works. Later in his life, he was appointed professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire where he had significant influence on many young students who eventually became famous French composers, including Yvonne Desportes and Olivier Messiaen. Dukas was considered one of the most insightful and sensitive critics of his time and held the respect and admiration of many fellow composers; he even worked collaboratively with Camille Saint-Saens to complete an unfinished opera by Guiraud.

In 1912, as a means to give the typically noisy audiences of the day time to settle into their seats, Dukas wrote The Fanfare from La Perí as a last-minute addition, a prelude for the premier performance of the ballet La Perí. This was the last of his works that he allowed to be published.

- Program Note by the Vista Ridge High School Wind Ensemble


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Symphony Band (Cara Morantz, conductor) - 11 October 2022
  • Ashland (Ohio) University Brass Ensemble (Joseph Lewis, conductor) - 20 November 2020
  • Bakersfield (Calif.) Winds (John W. Biller, conductor) – 25 November 2019
  • Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Mich.) Wind Symphony (Byron Graves, conductor) – 13 April 2019
  • California State University, Los Angeles Wind Ensemble (Emily Moss, conductor) – 22 March 2019
  • Sanderson High School (Raleigh, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (Creighton Flowers, conductor) – 15 November 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Maroon Campus Band (Cassandra A. Bechard, conductor) – 4 December 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Ensemble (Chad R. Nicholson, conductor) – 1 December 2016
  • Music Association of California Community College Band (Emily A. Moss, conductor) – 19 November 2016 (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minn.) 9th & 10th grade Honors Band (Bruce McWilliams, conductor)
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 1 October 2006

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.