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Gaudete Fanfare


Grenfell, M, Gaudete Fanfare, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-17 (2021) [Minor Creative Work]

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Gaudete Fanfare for brass celebrates the excitement of musical performance. Gaudete Fanfare borrows from and re-harmonises the 16th-century carol, Gaudete Christus est natus: "Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born."

While not a religious piece, my fanfare seeks to create a virtuosic work for orchestral brass with antiphonal techniques used by Renaissance Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, where different groups of instruments engage in lively conversation with one another across the ensemble and the space.

This work, written by Maria Grenfell, was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Item Details

Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:brass fanfare music composition
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music composition and improvisation
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Grenfell, M (Associate Professor Maria Grenfell)
ID Code:142568
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2021-01-27
Last Modified:2021-04-15

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