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    Dukas - Fanfare

    The French composer Paul Dukas wrote the "Fanfare" as a processional for the opera, ballet music "La Peri" . It is a short but very interesting mix of strong heralds and occasional dissonance. I rendered the work using Finale 2006 and the GPO & JABB brass instruments;

    Trumpet 1 Plr 1
    Trumpet 2 Plr 1 & 2
    French Horn 1 Plr 1 & 2
    French Horn 2 Plr 1 & 2
    Tenor Trombone Plr 1 & 2
    Bass Trombone Open (JABB)
    Tuba 1 Solo

    The Garritan Ambience was adjusted to give a full spacial feeling without loosing short notes.

    www.garybricault.com/mp3/DukasFanfare.mp3

    Gary

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    mmMMm, Gary, you're so right that this is a very interesting piece. Those dissonances amongst the heraldic activity of the brass are powerful antidotes to the potentially cliched format of the fanfare.

    NIce, my friend! And your realization of it sounds very good.

    Excellent, thank you.

    Randy B.
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    Re: Dukas - Fanfare

    Well done.
    It helps to have good material to play with.

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    Re: Dukas - Fanfare

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    mmMMm, Gary, you're so right that this is a very interesting piece. Those dissonances amongst the heraldic activity of the brass are powerful antidotes to the potentially cliched format of the fanfare.

    NIce, my friend! And your realization of it sounds very good.

    Excellent, thank you.

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)
    Randy,

    Thanks for your comments. Dukas put together something very different for sure. It was fun putting it together with the GPO brass. It make the work sing out as intended.

    Gary

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    Re: Dukas - Fanfare

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer
    Well done.
    It helps to have good material to play with.
    Yes it certainly does. And something rather different as well. Thanks for listening.

    Gary

    www.garybricault.com

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    Dukas is always an interesting ride; and no exception,
    here, Gary. Quite the modernist, especially for when this
    opera was written [c.1912]... one would love to have been
    the proverbial fly on the wall for conversations with his
    friend Debussy. Reputedly from anecdote, they were often
    more than a little robust in tone... rofl!

    My best,



    David
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    Hi Gary,

    wonderful sound. I know it, because my neighbour plays the euphonium in a Marching Band and sometimes this band performs a concert near by in the open air. As they did recently. It is as if had a seat in the audience - near front. Have a nice weekend.

    Raymond -who only blows a whistle of a penny (and not often)

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    Re: Dukas - Fanfare

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Dukas is always an interesting ride; and no exception,
    here, Gary. Quite the modernist, especially for when this
    opera was written [c.1912]... one would love to have been
    the proverbial fly on the wall for conversations with his
    friend Debussy. Reputedly from anecdote, they were often
    more than a little robust in tone... rofl!

    My best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Thanks for your comments David. And as I understand it the opera was on an oriental theme. And unusual composer to say the least.

    Gary

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    Re: Dukas - Fanfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62
    Hi Gary,

    wonderful sound. I know it, because my neighbour plays the euphonium in a Marching Band and sometimes this band performs a concert near by in the open air. As they did recently. It is as if had a seat in the audience - near front. Have a nice weekend.

    Raymond -who only blows a whistle of a penny (and not often)
    Raymond,

    I am glad that you enjoyed the music and that it brought good memories for you. I think that the GPO instruments do a marvelous job here.

    Gary

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