Fanfare for eight horns was commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for their 2020 season launch. I was very fortunate to have carried out numerous fantastic projects with QCGU. Their support for new music—as well as the professionalism and brilliance of their students and staff—earned this institution a very special place in my heart. I have collaborated closely with their horn studio since 2012, which has been a great source of inspiration. In this short celebratory piece, I wanted to encapsulate the feelings of pride, excitement, musical nobility and gratitude that I associate with QCGU, as well as the excitement of new beginnings. The piece does not require a conductor.
* Note: Houghton Horns is not in any way affiliated with the creators of that video. We included the video to give you a general taste of what the song will sound like, but these artists' interpretation of the piece may vary from your sheet music.