Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flutes 1 & 2, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinets 1-3, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax 1 & 2, Tenor Sax., Baritone Sax., 3 Tpts., 2 Hns., 3 Tbns., Euph., Tuba., 4 perc.
Duration: 3 minutes
UBC Symphonic Winds
Commissioned by the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) 100th anniversary, this fanfare captures the energy, forward motion, and sense of excitement that is a signature of UBC as a world-class learning institution. While most fanfares are high energy throughout, I also feel that the 100th anniversary should also be an opportunity to reflect and meditate on the past century, which is the rationale for a quieter middle section featuring the chimes which ring 10 times, each representing a decade of the hundred years of UBC.
– February 3, 2016, UBC Concert Winds @ The Old Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
– April 3, 2017, University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, Boyd Neel Hall, Toronto, ON