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"Fanfare..." Reimagined
Commission for wind Ensemble

Quentin Goins leads this consortium, and we'd like to partner with you. Join us in this commissioning opportunity, as we transform "Fanfare for Six Horns," into one for Band!

*Still Accepting Commissions*

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 has recently been challenged by Director of Bands 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 partner with conductors, music directors, administrators and artistic personnel in seeing the vision of this effort come to fruition.

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The commissioning cost per school is $250 (or $125 for student conductors), and will include a set of parts & score (on September 25) and lifetime performance rights following the premiere/recording by the lead commissioner. Mr. Quentin Goins is the lead commissioner for this collaboration, and will make the world premier, but all consortium performances will be considered premieres and should be indicated in programs and concert announcements. If you are interested in this commission, please visit the registration page, to reserve your spot in the consortium. The final edition, when published, will list co-commissioners in the front matter of the score. The fee should be paid directly to William May (WARM Productions, LLC) via PayPal or Check: 



Contributions should be pledged by August 15th. The 1st half of the fee ($125.00 or $62.50 for student conductors) should be paid at that time, in order to secure your spot on this consortium. Please email confirmation of your interest to Quentin Goins, at The 2nd half of your payment is due by September 25, 2022. We look forward to working with you!

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(Student Conductors, Only)

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  • 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

Tentative Timeline

  • 8/16th or 17th, 8:30pm EST - Initial Meeting (Zoom Kickoff).

  • 8/15-9/25 - Work Period: online convo/zoom/phone convo (and/or social correspondence on this blog page), as needed.

  • 8/15/22 - Final day to pledge at initial buy-in fee (Contact Consortium Lead, if interested in pledging, after that date.)

  • 9/7/22 - Delivery of draft score to Consortium Leader

  • 9/25/22 (EOD) - Delivery of final score to Consortium Members (“Due Date”)​

Registration Form:

Payment: The buy-in fee for interested persons is $250 ($125 for students), split in two payments, ½ to be paid upfront, and the other ½ upon delivery of the final score. The student fee will apply to any consortium member making progress towards an academic degree, certificate, or diploma, as of the Due Date. This buy-in fee will be due to Composer via online purchase, PayPal (also payable by credit/debit card). 

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