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Fanfare of Joy was commissioned by the Burbage Band (Buxton) and its conductor Steven Critchlow in 2017. Based on Joy to the World and The First Nowell, this spectacular work opens with a majestic brass fanfare, before breaking in a Celtic-style dance which builds to a dramatic conclusion. 


The fanfare opening serves to announce the arrival of something special. In this case, the fanfare announces the arrival of Christmas, a time of joy and celebration.


The Celtic-style dance is a lively and energetic movement that captures the spirit of Christmas. The music is full of syncopated rhythms and intricate melodies, driven by percussion.


The final movement of the piece is a dramatic conclusion that brings the work to a rousing finish. The music is full of excitement and energy, and a fitting celebration of the Christmas season.


To view a video of Dallas Brass Band performing the work please visit


PDF download includes additional transposing parts. Full brass band set available here.


Sheet music available exclusively from World of Brass -


Difficulty Level: 1st Section +


Parts included in this download:

Solo Horn F

1st Horn F

2nd Horn F

1st Baritone Bass Clef

2nd Baritone Bass Clef

1st Trombone Bass Clef

2nd Trombone Bass Clef

Euphonium Bass Clef

Tuba 1 Bass Clef

Tuba 2 Bass Clef


Fanfare of Joy (Brass Band - Additional Transposing Parts) Andrew Wainwright

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