Fairest Isle Fanfare (1995)

For Brass   1 minute

This short fanfare for brass was a BBC Radio 3 commission for a concert that took place on 21 November 1995 – the 300th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell – at Westminster Abbey, where Purcell himself had been organist. The work weaves themes by Purcell into its celebratory flourishes.

Commissioned by the BBC for the Purcell Tercentenary concert

First performance: 21st November 1995, Westminster Abbey.

Instrumentation

2Tpt.4Hn.3Tbn.Tba