Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Creating a fanfare

In today's music lesson we are going to be composing fanfares using our recorders and the notes BAGCD. During tudor times a fanfare was played to announce the arrival of a a very important person. They could be quite short and limited to just a few notes. Below are some resources you might be interested in. There are some modern fanfares below for you to listen to

This is a piece of music called Fanfare for the Common Man, written by Aron Copeland. It stirs up all sorts of feelings everytime I hear it. What does it make you think of? Lessons & Instructional Materials | Fanfares: What is a Fanfare?

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