Picc, Fl, 2Ob(EH), 2Cl, 2Bsn, 4Hn, 2Tpt. 3Tbn, Tba, Timp, 2Perc, Pno, Strings
At the University of Southern Maine, we have an ensemble that is dedicated to writing and playing new music each term. One term we had a small chamber orchestra, 4 strings, 3 woodwinds, 5 brass, and a piano. I wrote a short fanfare for this concert which was later re-worked for full symphony orchestra.
This wild fanfare uses a small selection of pitches and rhythms and yet with careful attention to details, such as dynamics and articulations, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.