JoyEllen O'Brien

About this work:
Fanfaronade’s course charges from turbulence to playfulness to grotesquerie in less than five minutes. Picture a drunken braggart, staggering and shouting out to the whole street. He is temporarily calmed and soothed into a jovial temper, but then he breaks out into a still more histrionic, almost maniacal state.
Year composed: 2002
Duration: 04:40:60
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Chamber Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 2 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Timpani, 1 Percussion (General), 1 Strings (General)
Instrumentation notes: Difficulty level is geared towards a youth or community orchestra. Extended techniques and spacial notation are used minimally - Fanfaronade is designed gently to introduce students or amateurs to contemporary techniques within the framework of an accessible work. Second flute doubles piccolo; percussion consists of marimba,suspended cymbal, triangle, cowbell, whistle, 5 temple blocks, whip, snare drum, 2 bongos and bass drum.

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