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Three Fanfares for a Celebration

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

Subtitle: From Buffalo Dance

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


1. Celebration Fanfare from “Buffalo Dances” - 0:45
2. Festive Fanfare (To Laud and Honor) - 1:00
3. Dedicatory Fanfare from “The Odyssey - 2:30


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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 I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cathedral Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Three Fanfares for a Celebration is a collection of celebratory musical statements composed for concert band and written for performance at various festive occasions.

Celebration Fanfare is a regal ceremonial opener that was originally written as the opening statement of Buffalo Dances. The fanfare was created to celebrate and capture the vibrancy of a beautiful town in the great state of Minnesota. Celebration Fanfare, as well as the entire work, was commissioned by and dedicated to Lee Kjesbo, Scott Rabehl and the Buffalo High School Band.

Festive Fanfare is an energetic and enthusiastic composition that was created as a gift from the 2005 graduating seniors of the Pikesville, (Maryland) High School Band to their director, Mr. Tedd Wilson. The work was originally premiered under the title Wilson Fanfare: To Laud and Honor.

Dedicatory Fanfare was composed for the dedication of the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The composer drew this fanfare from his Symphony No. 2 "The Odyssey" in tribute to Mrs. Crosby and her impact in the performing arts of Troy and the surrounding region.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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