Fanfare for the Family Farm

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LKMP R00893/ HL 43666

Duration (minutes): 
4
Detailed Instrumentation: 
2+Picc.2.2.2: 4.3.3.1: Perc(3): Str
A boisterous celebration of life on a family-owned dairy farm, this fanfare featuring a percussion section of farm implements. Beginning with the brass heralding the arrival of morning, the strings and wind soon answer to energize the start of the day until, finally, the percussion enters, playing milk cans, pails and a cowbell. The climax arrives at the "milking section" in which the conductor leads the orchestra (milking sounds) in downward milking gestures, which is follwed by a percussion cadenza and a final restatement of the 'energizing' theme.