Dedicated to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in respect and appreciation.
Yankee Doodle Fanfareture (prounounced fan-fair-eh-chur) was written for the Bloomington Pops Orchestra in 2001 to inaugurate that year's Picnic with the Pops. The premiere was conducted by Robert Stoll. The piece, in the composer's judgment, was too long to be considered a fanfare, and too short to be named an overture, thus the concoction of the term fanfareture. The piece is short and to the point, utlizing the tune upon which it is based in various ways, including the use of snippets of it in sometimes discordant and comical fashion. The primary motivation for the piece was to have fun--whether in performance or in listening.
At the discretion of the conductor, the brass parts may be performed by 1-3 players per part.
- Composer: David DeBoor Canfield