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Fanfare for the Melancholy : for brass ensemble

by Katy Abbott (2021)

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Work Overview

The title comes from the idea a fanfare is sometimes heralding a call to action, or an invitation to listen or the arrival or celebration of someone or something meaningful to the audience. In this case, it is an acknowledgment of 'melancholy' - definitely not as a 'negative' feeling but as an acknowledgment of yearning and bitter-sweet

Fanfare for the Melancholy is a 'sister-work' of 'Punch', 2013 for Brass Ensemble and timpani. They are designed to work together for programming at either end of a concert or adjacent to each other.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: 4 Horns, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra.. This work was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, supported by Geoff Stearn.

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