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Letchworth Fanfare

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Carrie Magin

Carrie Magin


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Two Places Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Ribbon Crusher
  • Slapstick
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Letchworth Fanfare was commissioned by Jason Decker and the Letchworth Junior High Band with a grant from the Arts Council for Wyoming County. This grant not only provided the students with a new piece to premiere, but it also afforded the opportunity for composition workshops, in which students were able to create their own compositions using the same basic structure as Letchworth Fanfare. As this piece simultaneously looks back and toward the future – so too must we in teaching young people the craft, brilliance and beauty in music.

- Program Note from score


Dedicated to the removal of the iconic trestle bridge in Letchworth State Park in New York State, composer Carrie Magin wanted to capture the many elements of the park, from its glistening waterfalls, bridges, and trains, to the brilliance of progress. The old trestle bridge, which was built within a span of less than three months in 1875, lasted a remarkable 143 years and became an area hallmark for residents and visitors.

Like the iron and steel components of the bridge and trans, the fanfare features metallic sounds from the brass and percussion instruments, while the woodwinds and percussion evoke the sparkling waterfalls and the grandeur of nature.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Carrie Magin website Accessed 16 February 2021
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 405.
  • Perusal score