Fanfare for the Future

Instrumentation: Brass Band

Percussion (3 players):
Timpani (four drums)
Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Kick Bass Drum, Glockenspiel, Bass Drum
Bass Drum, Xylophone, Temple Blocks, Vibraphone, Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal

Availability: In stock



Fanfare for the Future was commissioned by the organisers of the annual Madhurst Brass Festival 2012 to open the final concert. The title pays homage to the James Watson Memorial Fund, the choice charity of the event, which gives opportunities to young brass players. The piece opens with an epic fanfare featuring the cornets and trombones. The music then shifts gear into an exciting, fast tempo. This section features different time signatures, tricky technical passages and returning motifs. The central slows section of the work features melodic solos for Euphonium and Cornet and builds to an emotional climax. The music gains tempo once again for a final sprint to the end.

Additional Information

Composer Andrew Stevenson
Duration 4 minutes - 6 minutes
Publisher Foden's Band