American Fanfare (1999)
Originally written for Orchestra
Re-scored for Concert Band in 2006
Re-scored for Brass Band in 2015
This spirited and energetic fanfare makes for a exuberant opener to either half of a concert. The American Fanfare was originally written for a celebratory occasion for a church in Naples, Florida. At the encouragement of Erich Kunzel, it was scored for full orchestra in 1999, and later went on to win the Florida Orchestra Fanfare Competition that same year.
Concert band version commissioned and premiered by The Air Force Band of Flight, David Alpar – Commander, 2006