Flugelhorn, tenor saxophone, trombone
piano, bass, drum set
This iconic song by Sting has a fresh new Bossa Nova setting that is ideal for any setting, whether it's the concert hall, recital, or your local jazz club. You will find lush chords, great interplay between instruments, and a solo section for the alto sax and flugelhorn. Whether you are a seasoned pro or an aspiring novice, this arrangement will be a delight for you and to your audience.
A Fanfare for Heroes
For Flute Choir (flute 1-3, flute 4/alto flute)
A Fanfare for Heroes for flute quartet is an original composition I wrote last year after BETA Quartet gave a call for new works dedicated to ICU workers (spoiler: I didn’t win ). But the call did get me composing again, for which I am grateful.
“A Fanfare for Heroes” is a tribute to all the workers who work in the ICU. As a father of a child with multiple disabilities, we have spent hours in ICU, and I am so appreciative of the care the outstanding men and women of ICU have provided my son over the years. Their service is truly selfless and a piece to honor their work is fitting and long overdue.
Scored for 4 C flutes with 1 doubling on alto. It begins with the rhythmic motif of an ICU monitor. The motif grows in complexity and density as the activity in the ICU intensifies. But even though the activity is a whirlwind, there is still unity and cohesion which is heard through the descending and ascending sixteenth notes. Finally, there is a season of calm when the patient is resting. The ventilator can be heard in the half notes played by 1st & 2nd flutes - this is a time for healing and rest. The piece ends with a fanfare of honor and gratitude, closing with a big flourish and one final rhythmic fanfare.