Yankee Doodle Fanfareture

for Band

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    Wind Ensemble
  • Commissioned by/written for
    United States Marine Band, "The President's Own"
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Yankee Doodle Fanfareture (prounounced fan-fair-eh-chur) was originally written for the Bloomington Pops Orchestra in 2001 to inaugurate that year's Picnic with the Pops. The premiere was conducted by Robert Stoll. The piece, in my judgment, was too long to be considered a fanfare, and too short to be named an overture, thus the concoction of the term fanfareture. The piece is short and to the point, utilizing the tune upon which it is based in various ways, including the use of snippets of it in sometimes discordant and comical fashion. The primary motivation for the piece was to have fun--whether in performance or in listening. The present version for band was made especially for "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, one of the world's finest musical organizations, which premiered it on May 29, 2016 under the direction of Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, at Wolftrap National Park.

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