Fanfare and Dance
Fanfare and Dance functions as a dual arrangement of two traditional Irish folk tunes, "The Girl I Left Behind Me" and "Be Thou My Vision," combining them as a multi-themed up-tempo work. It is designed to be the third of a set of three folksong arrangements including March and Caprice, a setting of two sea shanties, and Chorale and Intermezzo, an exploration into two early American tunes. Featuring a fanfare, march, and chorale, Fanfare and Dance exploits the multi-faceted nature of the concert band in a riveting juxtaposition of themes. It may be programmed alongside its two counterpart arrangements or performed separately to equal effect.