Fanfare

Philippe Chedeville (1696-1762)

 

Our Version

There are 3 parts, all of which can be doubled on trumpets and trombones.

You can hear all 3 in this video, but only see the top two.

The other instruments you can hear are 2 timpani drums. These are big drums which are tuned to play notes. 18th century ones looked like this:

Learn the parts in reverse order. Part 3 is the easiest, part 1 is the hardest.

 

Part 3

This is quite simple - it's only got 2 notes: F and C.

It follows the timpani part and uses this rhythm nearly all the way through:

ta ta-te ta-ah

ta ta-te ta ta-te

Listen to it and follow the notes to start with.

Now try playing along. Pause the video when you need to.

Here's the whole part - can you do it without the video?

4 bars introduction (just drums)

Part 3

Part 2

repeat

repeat

Whole band

Now try it with the whole band:

 

Part 2

Look at the key signature:

There's a flat sign on the 3rd line - the B line - so

all the Bs are going to be B flats (Bb).
 

On the trumpet you play B flat with your 1st valve.

On the trombone it's in 3rd position.

The highest note is the C in bar 12:

If you're not comfortable up

there yet, play a low C

- it'll sound fine.

The hardest bit is bar 15:

Don't change valves or move your

slide when you go from F to Bb.

Listen to it and follow the notes to start with.

Now try playing along. Pause the video when you need to.

Here's the whole part - can you do it without the video?

4 bars of drums, then your 2 bar rest.

Part 2

Now try it without the letters and the numbers!

The first part starts 2 bars before you.

Whole band

tr is short for 'trill' - 'a rapid alternation between the written note and the note above'.

So you've got to slur up and down very fast between the E and the F above it. 

In old music (composed before 1850) you start trills on the higher note (F in this case).

Trombones: sorry, it won't work for you!

 

Part 1

Part 1goes up to high D (1st valve/3rd position).

Unlike the 2nd part it hasn't got any rests, so it's quite tiring to play. 

Listen to it and follow the notes to start with.

Now try playing along. Pause the video when you need to.

Here's the whole part - can you do it without the video?

Fanfare - part 1

Now try it without the letters and the numbers!

Whole band

Trumpets: the trill here is between G and A, starting on the A.

If you use the normal fingering for A, it feels awkward and doesn't sound good.

It's easier to play the A with your 3rd valve.

 

Record yourself playing with the other parts

When you've learnt one of the parts it would be great if you could record yourself playing it with the other parts.


When you've learnt all the parts maybe you could record yourself playing all 3 at the same time!

Then you could send the recording to your teacher and friends.

There's an app called BandLab that lets you do that. More information here :