Ibberson Fanfare

2010. Duration 2' approx.





Commissioned by Benslow Music Trust in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Rural Music Schools Association.



Piccolo, Flutes 1 & 2

2 Oboes

2 Clarinets

2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon


4 Horns

3 Trumpets

3 Trombones (3 = bass)



Timpani (3 drums)

Percussion (3 players): Bass Drum, Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal, Pair Cymbals, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum (or Tom-tom), Woodblock (low), Glockenspiel, Xylophone (ad lib.)




Programme Note

Lasting under two minutes in length, Ibberson Fanfare is a stately yet bright and majestic piece for orchestra. The rhythm of the word ‘Ibberson’ appears as the main thematic motif, and harmonies are based on a combination of modes and bitonal chords.

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