powerful fanfare captures the spirit of Olympia, the
birthplace of the Olympic Games. The opening figure
in the percussion is reminiscent of Aaron Copland
and introduces the opening theme. As the theme seamlessly
develops, the piece picks up tempo as snippets of
the fanfare theme are interjected between lyrical
statements in the woodwinds. Great (and flexible)
percussion writing adds depth to the work. In addition
to the regular part, an optional advanced snare drum
part is included for accomplished percussionists.
Bold sounds yet extremely playable!