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"Prologue-Park Fanfare" composed & arranged by Annie Booth


Included: Digital download PDFs of all parts, transposed score, solo changes insert, and reference mp3


Grade 4.


Standard big band instrumentation (5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, guitar, piano, bass, drums, optional vibraphone)


Prologue-Park Fanfare is a two-movement piece that takes the performer and the listener on a journey through a landscape of diverse tempi, styles, energies, and emotional qualities. The piece is a tribute to Denver’s Cheesman Park - a favorite of Annie's - and the different sections are meant to represent the different meanings a beautiful natural space can hold in our lives, whether they be sources of joy or solace, reflection or planning, connection or solitude.

The first movement, Prologue is a feature for the rhythm section with an optional vibraphone part. Park Fanfare begins with the energetic "fanfare" motif that one hears throughout the piece. It's a journey through fast waltz, rubato chorale, and medium swing, with opportunity for lots of folks in the ensemble to be featured in solo sections.


-Highest note for lead trumpet: concert B5 (optional concert F6 @ last note of piece)

-Featured solos: Guitar (m. 138 - built in backgrounds), open solo section at m. 265 with changes in alto 1, alto 2, tenor 2, tpt 1, tpt 2, tbn 1, and rhythm section. See additional solo changes insert to add other soloists. Backgrounds at 265 are last time on the last soloist.

-Optional parts: vibraphone, voice

Prologue-Park Fanfare (Big Band) Score & Parts

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