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A Century of Art was composed for Brass Band Kunst naar Kracht from the town of De Goorn (The Netherlands) for its 100th anniversary in 2022. A version for Fanfare Orchestra was commissioned by the Fanfare Project Orchestra in 2023. The title of the work refers to Brass Band Kunst naar Kracht’s 100-year existence and the array of art that has been created in that time.


A Century of is a flashy and virtuosic opening work where melodic lines are combined with other surprising compositional elements.


You can hear, among some references to some famous brass band test pieces, a quote from Lohengrin by Richard Strauss. A transcription of Lohengrin was used at the 1922 British Open in England, one of the most famous brass band competitions in the world, the same year as Brass Band Kunst naar Kracht was founded. 


To view a performance by Fanfare 'Project Orkest' of the work please visit (please note this is the Fanfare Band version, although it is essentially the same).


Duration: 4.00 minutes


Difficulty Level: 2nd Section +


PDF download includes parts and score. 


Sheet music available from



Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb

Percussion 1-4

A Century of Art (Brass Band) Robbert Vos

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