Fanfare in the American Style, Op. 51, No. 3
This short, popular work for full, professional orchestra was written for the opening of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company of Georgetown, Kentucky on May 5, 1995. When asked to describe the style of the work they were commissioning, the executives’ reply was “Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, and Broadway.” Baber complied exactly with their demands. Those three elements remain an accurate description of a work which is suitable as a Pops Concert opener or for any casual orchestral occasion.
Scoring: 2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp., 2 perc., str.
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