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Fanfare for all nations : chamber ensemble

by Christopher Gordon (2005)

Fanfare for all nations


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Fanfare for all nations / Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. 785.5719/GOR 1 [Available for loan]

Fanfare for all nations

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Work Overview

Also know as Arrival of the Head of the Commonwealth this antiphonal fanfare for large symphonic brass ensemble and percussion was composed for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II to opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: 8 trumpets, 8 horns, 8 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, timpani, percussion (4 players). If possible 16 horns should play, 2 to a part.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Composed for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006

Also known as "The Arrival of the Head of the Commonwealth", part of the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 : music for the opening ceremony


Performances of this work

9 Jul 2014: at Sydney International Brass Festival: opening concert (Sydney Congress Hall).

15 Mar 06: Melbourne Cricket Ground (as 'The Arrival of the Head of the Commonwealth'). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lyn Williams.

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