From Wind Repertory Project
Noah Gorman

Noah Gorman

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chamber Winds
Publisher: HORYZIN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $180.00 | Score Only - $50.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Tuba I-II
Double Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-hat
  • Snare Drum

Program Notes

SyncoFanfare is a futuristic fanfare in five for the new generation that turns standard classical tropes on their head. With the opening percussion establishing our time and a dramatic buildup in the horns, clarinet, and trumpet, we flourish into a bold and brassy "A" theme in the horns. While the melody divides the bars into groups of three and two, the flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, and trombones never let us forget time signature by dividing each measure cleanly in two. Just as the theme gets comfortable, the rug gets pulled out, driving the ensemble and listener into a regal trumpet fanfare ("B" theme). As the melody finally builds, everything but the tenor saxophone, horns, trombones, and euphonium drops away, leaving nothing but a fast-paced bass line, allowing a new melody to sneak in from the upper woodwinds and trumpets. Through this all, the "B" theme sneaks back in within the trumpets, but gets cut off before the climax and gives way to a new key, bringing back the "A" theme all the same. This quickly gives way, however, to a deconstruction of the introduction with a hi-hat driving the ensemble and listener forward underneath.

As the simple bass line from before, a curious and hopeful melody grows in on the flutes and alto saxophone, then piccolo, then oboes and tenor saxophone, and followed last by bassoon. The woodwind melodies stay as the brass returns and trumpets and clarinets both play the "B" theme, mellowing out the trumpet sound by playing in its mid-range. As the "B" theme comes to its final climax with full support of the ensemble, we here a twisted return of the "A" theme in the trumpets while the hi-hat reduces to a quarter note drive and swirling chords move underneath, propelling back towards the finale. With the climax comes a grinding halt in which the original introduction resurfaces, leading to a triumphant cadence racing to the end.

- Program Note by composer


  • HORYZIN Music Fanfare Contest, 2022, 1st place



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