Fanfares from The Portrait
About this work:
These two Fanfares function as the overtures before each of the two acts of Flaminio Scala's commedia del'arte play 'The Portrait,' and are done in a renaissance style. The entire incidental score includes works for recorder, brass quartet, cello, harpsichord, & SSA songs. The play was produced by the Vassar College Drama Dept. Elizabeth White, Director, on November 15-17, 1979, Avery Theater, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Year composed: 1979
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 3 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Harpsichord, 1 Cello
Instrumentation notes: Harpsichord (or elec. harpsichord) & cello are for Fanfare II only, and a new edition od both Fanfares for double brass quintet with optional timpani is in preparation.