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Fanfare for the common consumer : from Symphony for a busy world

by Joseph Twist (2007)

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Performance by Kenneth Young, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the CD Works by Bowman, Schultz, Yu, Ford, Twist, Holley, Kerry, Spiers and Fowler

Works by Bowman, Schultz, Yu, Ford, Twist, Holley, Kerry, Spiers and Fowler

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Works by Bowman, Schultz, Yu, Ford, Twist, Holley, Kerry, Spiers and Fowler

Library shelf no. CD 2030 [Available for loan]

Fanfare for the common consumer

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Fanfare for the common consumer / Joseph Twist.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/TWI 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Fanfare for the Common Consumer presents the theme of economic rationalism versus spirituality, despite its ironically bright and cheerful musical flavour. Despite the similarity of the title, it is not meant to have any direct musical relationship to Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. The reference to the title of the Copland is made with respect to the sentiment of his work. However, Fanfare for the Common Consumer proposes a mutation of this sentiment in relation to the struggles of the general community within the confines of the modern, consumer driven world. The music depicts the troubles of the 'common person' through a juxtaposition of two elements. Firstly, the modern world is represented by pseudo-minimalist, rhythmic passages of semiquavers. By contrast, the 'common person' is portrayed romantically, by thematic material which slowly becomes more broad and sweeping as it competes against the persistent perpetuo-mobile.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling on piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet in B flat), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabasoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player), harp, strings.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Commission note: Written as part of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2007 Australian Composer School

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