DC Fanfare




Arranged for wind ensemble by Mark Spede (2001)
Band/Wind/Brass Ensemble



Band/Wind/Brass Ensemble


2 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes and english horn, 3 clarinets, Eb clarinet, and bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone 2 bassoons and contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba and euphonium, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, and string bass


3 minutes

commissioned by


the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry F. Junkin, conductor; University of Texas, Austin, TX (October 31, 2001)

Program note

DC Fanfares was originally written for Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony for the reopening of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall after a nine-month, $14 million renovation. I translated the District of Columbia's initials into musical notes in a tune that begins with a colonial feel yet stands up to the heavy orchestration laid on it in a vigorous conclusion.

– John Corigliano


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