for trumpet, horn, and trombone
1973, rev. 2015
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Premiere: University of Illinois, May 7, 1973
Marvin Lamb, trumpet; Randall Shinn, horn; Phillip Brink, trombone
Composer Notes: I composed this unconventional fanfare as a virtuoso showpiece for myself and two of my composer/performer friends. Unlike fanfares that might announce the welcome arrival of dignitaries or events, this one seems to herald the arrival of unbridled fury. Bravura opening and closing sections surround a mysterious middle passage.
In the 1973 version this atonal, non-metric fanfare relied partly on proportional notation. In 2015 I revised it to use metric notation. From a listener’s perspective, the rhythmic feel of the work remains much the same; however, I prefer the greater precision of metric notation.