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Publisher: AMP

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 5, for four trumpets) (1993)
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Other Brass Ensemble
Year Composed
4 Minutes
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Programme Note
Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (No. 5, for four trumpets) (1993)

Composer Note:

Fifth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (for four trumpets), written for Joan Harris, was commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival on the occasion of the opening of the Joan and Irving Harris Concert Hall on August 20, 1993. This fanfare is the fifth in a series dedicated to “uncommon” women — women who take risks and are adventurous in their actions and goals.

— Joan Tower

  • Ensemble
    Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Marin Alsop
    Koch Intl. Classics:
  • Ensemble
    American Brass Quintet
To open was Joan Tower’s commissioned “Fifth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” (you recognize, of course, her slightly sarcastic reference to Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”?). For four trumpets and conducted by the composer, this short, active and attractive piece proved a fine opener.
Glen Giffin, The Denver Post,23/09/1993
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