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for chorus (with kazoos), brass and percussion (2005)


Commissioned by the Brooklyn Philharmonic for Music Director Michael Christie’s Inaugural Concert

First performed February 25, 2006, by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Christie, conductor; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY


rent score and parts from G. Schirmer Inc 


Scored for SATB chorus (minimum 24) all playing kazoos, and brass and percussion: 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, and percussion (2 players),

Duration  1 minute 15 seconds


Program note

When Michael Christie took over as Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the orchestra asked if I could write a short fanfare. Since a large chorus was involved in the 2nd half of the program, I decided to use them as antiphonal kazoo players surrounding the audience. The piece is bright and quirky, as should befit the introduction of a new director of the unique and quirky Brooklyn Philharmonic.

                     — John Corigliano

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