Fanfare for 3 Trumpets

Duration: 2' 30"

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Composed in 2015, Fanfare for 3 Trumpets opens with a clash of dissonance as the brash opening theme sounds a stately and dignified alarum. The homophony of the opening theme gives way to polyphony as a more melodic second theme reflects pride with a bit of swagger. Counterpoint weaves the three independent trumpet lines into a unified fabric before a splash of the opening theme returns. The energy builds to a bright climax, followed by a brief variation on the "pride" theme. The opening fanfare then appears a third and final time, leading to a less dissonant and powerful conclusion.

The demo recording above was made by trumpeter Matt Burke of Manchester, U.K., who played all three parts. The video was made by trumpeter Diego Velasquez of Caracas, Venezuela, who also played all three parts and did the videography as well!

The artwork above is "Libro Fiori #48" by Richard Hutter, and used by permission. For information about the artist, visit

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Sheet music for Fanfare for 3 Trumpets is available from Art of Sound Music.

Performance History

World premiere April 15, 2016, by Paver Pacheco, Jasser Parra and Miguel Gómez at the Museo de Arte de Valencia, Venezuela.

May 28, 2016, by John Maurer, Austin Boyer and Buddy Deshler at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia.