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Quod erat demonstrandum"...

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Andrew Ardizzoia

Andrew Ardizzoia


Subtitle: Fanfare for Wind Ensemble, Opus 45

The title of this work is in quotation marks, followed by ellipses: "Quod erat demonstrandum...".


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: American Composers Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) 79.50   |   Score (print) - $21.95; (digital) - $14.95


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum (2)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Kick Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (2)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

My concept for this piece began with the simple notion that a fanfare should serve as an abstract, a summary of what could have been a much larger musical structure.

“Quod erat demonstrandum…” (Latin for “Which was to be proven”) is a phrase frequently found at the end of a mathematical proof or philosophical argument. It seemed a proper title for a work of this type: a short work making use of techniques that I’ve found useful in many of my recent pieces. In short, it is a summation, the conclusion of an imaginary rhetorical argument. In retrospect, the fanfare shares many characteristics with the finale of my Symphony for Wind Ensemble, a work I composed in 2013 and 2014.

The work begins with an emphatic trumpet theme around which are built a trombone countermelody, a forceful E-flat pedal, and strident woodwind arabesques. This is followed by a repeated ascending theme in the lowest instruments of the ensemble. The arabesques return, before the piece closes with highly condensed versions of these previous ideas.

- Program Note by composer


Described by Tim Reynish as a "a bright breezy minimalist overture which is really good fun," the fanfare begins with an emphatic trumpet theme around which are built a trombone countermelody and strident woodwind arabesques. This is followed by an ascending theme in the lowest instruments of the ensemble. The arabesques then return, and the piece closes with highly condensed versions of these previous ideas.

Quod erat demonstrandum was commissioned by Michael Golemo and the Iowa State University Wind Ensemble and premiered at the CBDNA north central region conference in 2016.

- Program Note by publisher


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