Fanfare: Joie de Vivre
for Concert Band
My friend and colleague Kaci Stirling of Davenport North (IA) High School commissioned me in 2017 to write a buoyant concert opener, and this piece is the result. My goal was to create an effervescent work, one full of forward motion and which included melodic contribution from all members of the ensemble. These contributions weave in and out of different sections throughout, but the work is usually modest in its technical demands and should be playable by bands able to handle Grade 4 literature.