Fanfare for the Isolated Human (2020)
Fanfare for the Isolated Human is a work for trumpet septet that was commissioned in early December of 2020 by Jennifer Oliverio for the Oakland University trumpet studio. At the time of composing this work, the COVID-19 Pandemic was still raging throughout the world with tragic outcomes such as death, prolonged illness, financial hardship, and much more. For musicians and other artists, live performances were limited, and at times, even non-existent. This work is in a basic ABCA form, each section defined by a certain pandemic-related scenario or thought (i.e. the grocery store frenzy of part I or the persistent question of when will things go back to normal in part III). This composition was originally meant to be played virtually, with each performer preparing their individual part with the aid of a click-track, however, this version can be performed in a live setting. With melodies and rhythmic motives constantly trading off within the ensemble, and solo passages in the bass trumpet and the top three trumpets, each of the seven performers have vital roles in bringing this work to life.
Duration: 6 minutes
Format: PDF Score and Parts (6 trumpets in B-flat, 1 bass trumpet in B-flat)
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