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A Birthday Fanfare, for brass and percussion (1981)

• Composition:  1981
First Performance:  Saturday, 10 October 1981. Wengerner Mühle [the guest house of Dr. Karl-Friedrich Still], Recklinghausen. Members of the Westphalia Symphony Orchestra, Karl Rickenbacher conductor.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Dedication: “For Karl”  [i.e. Walton’s neighbor on Ischia, Karl-Friedrich Still, on his 70th birthday]
Craggs Catalogue Number: C99
Instrumentation: 7 trumpets – percussion
Manuscript: The private collection of Dr. Karl-Friedrich Still, Recklinghausen
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1983. Materials available for purchase:

A Birthday Fanfare 1983 Full score ISBN 019 3681145 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
1983 Set of parts ISBN 019 3681153 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com

Recordings: This work has never been recorded.