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Fanfare for Manukau

for orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  3m 10s
Instrumentation:  3222; 4231; timp., 2 perc; hp; strings | (Perc: 3 tom-toms, glock., vib., 2 susp. cymbals, triangle)

Year:  2008
Duration:  3m 10s
Instrumentation  3222; 4231; timp., 2 perc; ...

Composer:   Leonie Holmes

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This fanfare is dedicated to Sir Barry Curtis, with grateful thanks for his many years of support for the Manukau City Symphony Orchestra. The first thirty seconds refer back to the opening of The Journey, written for the opening concert at this Genesis Theatre, which has since become home for the orchestra. The piece then moves into a celebratory fanfare, with the opening melody reappearing and merging with the fanfare at the end.

Spirit Breathe
One into many
In the hush the first hint of a breeze
Slowly the rim of the world lightens
Dull red blazing to white gold.

From The Journey, Tessa Stephens

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Manukau City Symphony Orchestra in 2008

Difficulty note

intermediate to advanced

Dedication note

dedicated to the patron of the MCSO, Sir Barry Curtis

Performance history

05 Dec 2008: Performed by the Manukau City Symphony Orchestra at the Telstra Pacific Events Centre in Manukau.