A Yuletide Flourish
A YULETIDE FLOURISH was originally composed in 1995 under the title,
A HANNAFORD CHRISTMAS FLOURISH for the Hannaford Street Silver
Band and was subsequently recorded on their Christmas CD; A Christmas
Flourish (CBC Records SMCD 5175) with Guest Conductor James Curnow.
In 2009, I rescored the piece for brass quintet and organ.
Its musical material is based upon the traditional German carol, O
My intention was to create a short fanfare, lasting under 1 minute, to
announce the entrance of the Master of Ceremonies of the Christmas
concert, or perhaps to reassemble the audience after the intermission.