FANFARE FOR TRUMPETS
for 2 trumpets or trumpet ensemble in two parts
Composed in 2004 at the request of John Holt for inclusion on a recording of pieces dedicated to John Haynie (Crystal Records CD 763).
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Fanfare for Trumpets may be played at any transposition level by any even number of trumpets (2 or more) equally divided at the left and right sides of the performance space.
Fanfare for Trumpets was composed in 2004 at the request of John Holt for inclusion on a recording of pieces dedicated to John Haynie (Crystal Records CD 763). The work was premièred by John Holt and Keith Johnson at the University of North Texas on February 23, 2004.
In this work, two sharply articulated trumpet parts compete to occupy the same registral space while pushing and pulling against one another to resolve their harmonic differences.
Cindy McTee's Fanfare for Trumpets, though very brief, holds one's attention as two trumpets seem to have a sort of musical argument.
. . . trumpet mavens should relish Cindy McTee's urgent Fanfare, in which the two instruments imitate and compete with one another . . .
This listener was also drawn to Cindy McTee's Fanfare for Trumpets and Martin Mailman's Concertino for Trumpet as outstanding examples of writing for the trumpet.
The International Trumpet Guild Journal