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Work Details

Fanfare for Five

for five trumpets
(dur.: c. 3:00)


Fanfare for Five tries not to take itself too seriously. It does not have a key in the traditional sense, but throughout the piece there are various "tonalities" or "tonics." The harmonic coherence of the piece is achieved in the way the chords relate to each other in close proximity. In addition, the work demands that the performers pay close attention to the rhythm, which does not always proceed as one expects. My goal in this is to create a challenging, yet rewarding experience for five trumpets.

Commissioned by Adam Lambert and performed on his DMA recital at the University of North Texas