Fanfare for Los Angeles

Steven Stucky

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

As fanfares go, my little "Fanfare for Los Angeles" is slightly odd. For one thing, it is scored for full orchestra, including not only the traditional brass but also the woodwinds, strings, and even harp (though the trumpets?the traditional purveyors of fanfares?do play an important role). For another, while it is certainly bright and celebratory music, it is also choppy, angular music that owes more to, say, Stravinsky?s "Symphonies of Wind Instruments" than to Copland?s "Fanfare for the Common Man". I wrote the piece in the summer of 1993, to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Having spent six years now listening to this great orchestra, I find that all my orchestral composing is colored by its particular sound and its brilliant style. It is a special pleasure to write music for musicians whose playing I know and love so well.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Composition Date 1993
Duration 2:00
Orchestration 2 2 2(EbCl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere March 4th, 1994. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles, California.