Sir Arthur Drummond Bliss Composer
Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, for brass and percussion, F.65
Musicology:The fact that his post as Master of the Queen's music required the production of numerous fanfares likely inspired Arthur Bliss to cast each one differently. In this minute-and-a-half work, Bliss handles the trumpets, trombones and horns antiphonally, the tuba and percussion underlining the stately drama. Considering that this is a pièce d'occasion—which generally implies music of uncomplicated, direct appeal—Bliss is more harmonically adventurous than might be expected.
Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, for brass and percussion, F.65Year: 1965
Genre: Other Orchestral
Pr. Instrument: Brass
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