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Fanfare for the Uncommon Man

1995 – for brass quintet – 4:00

Sheet Music

Score (pdf)
1st Trumpet Part (pdf)
2nd Trumpet Part (pdf)
French Horn Part (pdf)
Trombone Part (pdf)
Tuba Part (pdf)

Recording

Date: February 1995
Musicians: Andrew Prins (trumpet), Suzanne Reial (trumpet), Darren Kirkpatrick (french horn), Brad Ritson (trombone), Jason Ferris (tuba)
Engineer: Frank Horvat
Location: University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

  1. Fanfare for the Uncommon Man (studio demo) Andrew Prins (trumpet), Suzanne Reial (trumpet), Darren Kirkpatrick (french horn), Brad Ritson (trombone), Jason Ferris (tuba) 03:40

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Programme Notes

Brass instrumentation is quite often associated with militaristic and patriotic music. The conception for my fanfare was to pay tribute to a facet within society who often does not get saluted in such a way. Those peaceful, anonymous, independent thinkers who are not invited to the parade should also be saluted.

Fanfare for the Uncommon Man is somewhat of a mocking piece. It features characteristic triumphant march rhythms but is countered with harsh, “sour” tones. The intensity of a traditional fanfare is lost in the middle phrases as the piece explores more sensitive musical material before returning with a “bang” ending, saluting those that need to be saluted!

– Frank Horvat

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