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Nigel Keay - Fanfare for Orchestra (1995)

Duration: 3 minutes 20 seconds   Full Score, 17 pages (PDF, 396Kb)

Instrumentation: Flutes 1 & 2, Oboes 1 & 2, Clarinets in B-Flat 1 & 2, Bassoon 1, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns in F (1 & 3, 2 & 4), Trumpets in C 1 & 2, Tenor Trombones 1 & 2, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tam tam, Glockenspiel), Strings (vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl, d.b.).

Audio; Fanfare mp3. Recorded by Concert FM, a network of Radio New Zealand Radio New Zealand logo   page en français lien en français


Fanfare for Orchestra was composed in 1995 for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and first performed on the 22nd June 1995 conducted by Edvard Tchivzel at a Main Series Concert at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.


The Fanfare was commissioned as part of the APO's Composer-in-Residence programme to open a special concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. This short work for large orchestra follows an A-B-A structure with the archetypal fanfare elements sounding out from the brass section.

photo of Nigel Keay with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  Nigel Keay with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra following the performance of Fanfare for Orchestra.