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Fanfare Re-Imagined
for Wind Ensemble

"Fanfare Re-Imagined" is now available as a PUBLISHED work! Quentin Goins lead this consortium, and we'd like to thank you for your support in this commissioning opportunity, as we transformed "Fanfare for Six Horns," into one for Band!

Fanfare For Six HornsWilliam A.R. May
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(Original Chamber Version)

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Fanfare for Six Horns, Op. 1 is an award-winning, internationally recognized work, from composer William May. Championed by such artists as John Turman (Seattle Symphony Orchestra), who described the work as a “gift to the repertoire,” the composer was challenged in 2022 by Director Quentin Goins (Stephenson High School - Stone Mountain, Ga.) to reimagine Fanfare, using a large-ensemble canvas: that of the Wind Band. We are excited to announce that the vision has indeed come to pass, and that the work is NOW PUBLISHED!

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Consortium Participants

Fanfare Re-Imagined was commissioned by a consortium of twelve organizations, led by Quentin Goins & the Stephenson High School Wind Ensemble (Stone Mountain, Georgia). The participating organizations and their directors are listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama, Carlton J. Wright

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, Richard Good & Lebaron McWorter

Coahoma Community College, Clarksdale, Missisippi, Eddie L. Buggs, Jr.

Detroit Symphony Civic Youth Ensembles, Detroit, Michigan, Damien Crutcher

Glynn Academy High School Wind Symphony, Brunswick, Georgia, Christopher Duke

Homestead High School Wind Ensemble, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bryen Warfield

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School Wind Ensemble, Stonecrest, Georgia, Anthony Pickard

Valdosta High School, Valdosta, Georgia, Travis Kimber

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, Benjamin Harper

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Jeremy Smith (Doctoral Candidate)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorodo, Wesley J. Broadnax


  • Consortium Leader: Quentin Goins (Stephenson High School)

  • Ensemble Type: Wind Ensemble

  • Stylistic elements: Fanfare w/ flourishes, majestic melody, harmonically and technically intricate, emphasis on percussive elements, complementary to the fanfare. 

  • Duration: Approximately 4 minutes

  • Difficulty: Medium-Advanced (Level 4-5)


  • Piccolo

  • Flute 1-2

  • Oboe

  • 1-3 Clarinet

  • Bass Clarinet 

  • Contrabass Clarinet (Optional)

  • Bassoon

  • 1-2 Alto Saxophone

  • Tenor Saxophone

  • Baritone Saxophone (Optional)

  • 1-3 Trumpet

  • 1-2 F Horn (3rd Horn, Optional)

  • 1-2 Trombone

  • Bass Trombone

  • Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Percussion

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