Philip Lane

  • 4hn.4tpt.2tbn.tba/perc
  • 3 min

Programme Note

The Fanfare of 1931 is Berners’ shortest piece at around thirty seconds’ duration, and takes the fear of his music outstaying its welcome to the ultimate. It was written as one of a number of such heraldic outbursts for the annual St Cecilia’s day concert in the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, and recorded at the time by the Kneller Hall Musicians under Captain HE Adkins.

The March dates from around 1945.

Philip Lane


Lord Berners: Fanfare