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Sinfonietta Fanfare for Brass Choir and Timpani

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Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček (arr. Joel Blahnik)

General Info

Year: 1926
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $25.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Baritone I-II


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Program Notes

Sinfonietta Fanfare was arranged for brass choir and timpani by Joel Blahnik. The original fanfare, composed in 1926, was from a set of fanfares that Janacek wrote for a "Sokol Slet", a national gymnastic festival. Originally written for orchestral brass plus a host of other brass instruments which included 9 Trumpets in C, 3 F Trumpets, 2 Bass Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 2 Tenor Horns and Timpani. All of this extra brass, added to the orchestral brass as a sort of "concertino", a second orchestra with a function largely independent of the larger ensemble, made its performance highly impractical. This edition of the Sinfonietta Fanfare includes a reduced instrumentation without sacrificing a note.

This second edition of Sinfonietta Fanfare is attributed to the Czech conductor, Vaclav Blahunek, a Janáček specialist who conducted the first edition in the USA during November, 2006. At this time, he made me aware that Janáček had intended to have three different layers of styles of articulation simultaneously in this work. Hence, this edition reflects those articulation layers.

Program Note by Joel Blahnik


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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