Herbert Elwell’s Fanfares “Strictly for Trumpet” is a set of short pieces for three trumpets. They are based on five-tone scales, with some modifications. The metrical schemes in in Nos.1 & 3 offer phrases of interest for their irregularity and rhythmic flexibility. The dissonances result from more or less strict adherence to the scale patterns.
Apart from their great pedagogical function, these fanfares work wonders for public performance whenever heralding is required. A purchase of this edition includes the score plus three separate trumpet parts.
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