It's become a bit of a tradition for me to be asked to write brass/percussion fanfares for the Dallas Wind Symphony on Independence Day and Christmas. And as I have on the last several occasions, I'm posting the Garritan/Finale version here, followed up a bit later by the actual live version. I think it's a great testament to what a great working tools these libraries are to get a good working idea of how a piece will sound, even when you don't plan to spend the extra time to make the truest realistic performance from it.
This time I had a special opportunity... we will be joined by The Hellcats bugle and drum corps from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The limited range of the single-valve bugle was definitely a challenge, and I wish I had more time to explore the possibilities with them.
As usual, the MP3 below is fairly drenched in reverb - for practical purposes. This fanfare will be performed in a huge marble foyer that is infamous for its decay time.
The Eye of Providence
Fanfare for bugles (Bb/F), brass choir and regimental drums
Recording directly from Finale 2010. Garritan Concert & Marching Band and Finale Tapspace Drums (because I'm lazy).