Fanfare – Godfrey Ridout (arr. J. Scott Irvine)
Fanfare (Godfrey Ridout arr. J. Scott Irvine)
Godfrey Ridout was an important figure in the history of concert music in Canada, from his notable contributions as a teacher, an historian, but, most importantly, as a composer. One of Ridout’s last compositions, FANFARE was composed in 1984 for the Toronto International Festival and was performed during the celebrations at Ontario Place in June of that year. Originally scored for a large array of orchestral brass and percussion (including 9 ceremonial trumpets), it was a simple matter of reassigning the brass parts to conform with the instruments of the standard brass band.