Danner, Greg

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

Characterized by a bold harmonic language and soaring melodic lines, Flourishes is a spirited “tour de force” featuring the horn section. A dramatic opener or feature selection for your program.

Program Notes

Flourishes is a spirited “tour de force” featuring the horn section. The work takes its name loosely from the use of “flourish” as a musical term in Elizabethan theatre. Here it was used to indicate the performance of music appropriate for a fanfare or celebratory moment. “With a flourish of horns and trumpets” was a common stage direction in Shakespeare’s time. As a concert overture, Flourishes captures that same musical expression of celebration and fanfare. 

Flourishes was written for the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Winds and Percussion at Tennessee Technological University and premiered by the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band, Joseph Hermann, Conductor.

Grade Level: 4.5
Copyright: 2014
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 7:20

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Sample PDF

  • flourishes.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe 1
    Oboe 2
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    B-flat Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon 1
    Bassoon 2
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    B-flat Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    F Horn 3
    F Horn 4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Trombone 3
    Euphonium 1
    Euphonium 2
    Baritone T.C. 1
    Baritone T.C. 2

    Timpani (4 drums)
    Percussion 1(bells, 4-oct. marimba, suspended cymbal)
    Percussion 2 (vibraphone, xylophone)
    Percussion 3 (crotales, bass drum, triangle)
    Percussion 4 (chimes, woodblock, tambourine, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal)
    Percussion 5 (triangle, suspended cymbal, snare drum) Percussion 6 (bass drum, claves)