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DC Fanfare (1997)
Arranged for wind ensemble by Mark Spede (2001) x

see also original version for orchestra

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Arrangement for wind ensemble first performed October 31, 2001, by the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry F. Junkin, conductor; University of Texas, Austin, TX

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rent score and parts from G. Schirmer Inc 

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Scored for 2 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes and english horn, 3 clarinets, Eb clarinet, and bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone 2 bassoons and contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba and euphonium, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, and string bass

Duration  3 minutes

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Program note

DC Fanfares was originally written for Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony for the reopening of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall after a nine-month, $14 million renovation. I translated the District of Columbia's initials into musical notes in a tune that begins with a colonial feel yet stands up to the heavy orchestration laid on it in a vigorous conclusion.

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                     — John Corigliano

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