• Geoffrey Burgon
  • Fanfare on one note (1985)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Union Discount Company

  • 4hn.3tpt.3tbn.tba
  • 3 min

Programme Note

This short piece is built on three easily identifiable motifs. The ‘one note’ of the title is a B flat which sounds throughout. There is a chordal coda in which the supremacy of the B flat is challenged and finally vanquished by the D of the horns.

The Fanfare was commissioned by the Union Discount Company of London plc in 1985 for their Centenary celebrations and first performed on 1 May 1985 by the London Symphony Orchestra Ensemble at the Barbican Centre.

February 1985