Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition
In 2000 the Dallas Winds established a tradition of performing brass fanfares 15 minutes prior to curtain in the lobby of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, for each of its subscription concerts. Our patrons eagerly gather in the lobby to hear these fanfares that have become an important part of the whole concert-going experience.
Composers and composition students are encouraged to compose or submit their unpublished fanfares. Fanfares must be no longer than 3.5 minutes in length. All composition titles will be credited in the Dallas Winds’ printed program with the composer’s name. Submissions MUST include a score, complete parts, and a sound file or recording. This year’s deadline was July 15, 2017 – please check back for details about next year’s contest.
Diamond Flight – Joshua Hobbs; Adventure Awaits – Christian Kolo; Fanfare, “Die Helden” – Onsby C. Rose; Forging an Icon – Tara Islas; The Eternity Gate – Kent Philip Baker; The Pure in Heart – Thomas Singletary
To The Stars – Christian Kolo; You Are Cordially Invited – Michael Markowski; Ascent to the Summit – Tara Islas; A Christmas Fanfare –James Beckel, Jr.; Mach 10 – Andrew E. Lawson; Winds of Niagara – Benjamin Yeo; To Be Free – Joanne Harris; The Tannhauser Gate – Kent Philip Baker
Unveiling, by Brian Sadler; Resonances, by Christian Guillen; Valiant, by Christian Kolo; October Fanfare, by Gregory Good; Fireworks, by Kevin Day; Salute! by Jeff Jordan; Déjà vu Fanfare, by Trevor Rundell
Russell Powell – Fanfare for Brass; Andrew D. Herring – The Forging of Mjolnir; Joseph Turrin – Fanfare a la Carte; Chuck Mandernach – Fanfare and Interlude; Tyler S. Grant – Panoramic Fanfare; Christopher Kyle Green – Ultraplex; R. Ward Miller – Change Ringing; Mike Forbes – Commemorative Fanfare
Gary Gazlay, Psalmos; Christopher Marshall, Heat Shimmer; John Michael Davis, Southern Harmony; Chuck Mandernach, Heroes; Josh Hobbs, Three Ring; Andrew D. Herring, Ad Infinitum et Ultra; Brandon Maahs, Invictus: Fanfare for Uncommon Heroes; David Nicolette, Dallas Fanfare No. 1
Overdrive – Jeff Jordan; Fanfarest of the Fair – Michael Mikulka; Fanfare from the Hiawatha Line – Christopher Danforth; American Fanfare – Robert W. Gillam; Exulto – Gary Gazlay; Sir Richard’s Fanfare – Scott Pierson; Prelude to a New Beginning – Mike Forbes
Steve Smith – Capilano Fanfare; Taylor A. Goodson – Fanfare For a New Beginning; Robert Bruns – Peregrine Flight; Mike Forbes – Festival Fanfare; Henry Dorn – Shadows; Ralph R. Hays –Fanfare MMX; and Daniel M. Pfannstiel – Apollonian Ascent
Fanfare Antiphonal Vox Gabrieli – Jim Colonna; Foozle – Hermes Camacho; Fanfare Royale – Kevin L. Gibbs; Water Fanfare – Joseph Spaniola; Heroic Fanfare – Scott M. Copeland; Pavillons en l’ air – J. M. David; Fanfare to “Hell’s Angels” – Kevin Scott