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 Bassoons, Contrabassoon
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.)
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.