3 Tpts – Britten – Fanfare for St Edmundsbury – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Fanfarra. Britten, Benjamin: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury () 3′. for three trumpets. Scoring. 3tpt. Abbreviations (PDF). Territory. This work is available from Boosey. Page 1. Page 2.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. This site uses cookies. As you would expect from such a highly regarded ensemble, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble give a flawless performance, the acoustic ideal to capture the echoes Britten would surely have considered when writing the piece.

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Briyten parts are notated for modern trumpets in C; however, they are actually written using only the notes of three different harmonic series based on F, C and D briitten could thus be performed on three natural trumpets in those three keys. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Forr Learn how and when to remove this template message. The fanfare is scored for three trumpets. Recordings have been made by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and similar groups.

Recordings used Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Decca As you would expect from such a highly regarded ensemble, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble give a flawless performance, the acoustic ideal to capture the echoes Britten would surely have considered when writing the piece.


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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Each trumpet plays one solo “verse” in turn. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme This technique had been used by the classical composers in horn section writing, to enable lines to be played outside the natural scale e. Archived from the original on Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Retrieved from ” https: Piano Concertorev. Home Welcome to team BB! A clever operation, this one, which ends up with three fanfares performed for the price of one. Despite his prodigious ability to orchestrate fanfsre brass, it remains something brltten a mystery that Britten did not write pieces of even medium length for any instruments in the brass family Russian Funeral is by far the longest, but even that, at seven minutes in length, is hardly gargantuan.

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Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Set of parts with full score, Boosey and Hawkes, London. This is Britten the clever, resourceful writer — but never does he take his eyes off the resultant effect on the listener, nor the sense of theatre created before the pageant.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Please help improve this fahfare by adding citations to reliable sources. You are commenting using your WordPress. So when they all come in together at the end and play their verses simultaneously the initial effect seems chaotic.


Britten commented, “The trumpeters should be placed as far apart as possible, even when the Fanfare is played indoors. The natural trumpets were not specified by the composer; indeed it may have been a bit early in the rediscovery of natural trumpet playing for it to be safe to do so. Alwyn — Symphony no. The Fanfare for St Edmundsbury was written for the Pageant of Magna Carta held at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral inand the three trumpeters in the piece heralded each performance over the course of ten days in June of that year.

Performance of the fanfare on modern valved instruments remains the norm and does not lessen the effect: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: December 6, at As the last playthrough progresses it gradually dawns on the listener that a unity is emerging from the chaos as the long notes start to settle and overlap: These are not only separated from each other in key but also in style: Edmundsbury” — Benjamin Britten”.

The first trumpet begins loosely on a base of F, a pentatonic melody that quickly cuts to a perky second fanfare in C, then a more traditional one in D that harks back to Baroque trumpet writing. The score specifies the trumpets be placed far apart.