Fanfare & Funk – Oliver Waespi
Beriato Music Concert Works Grade 4 – Duration: 9:15
This work by Swiss composer Oliver Waespi was one of the highlights at the 2006 Eidgenössische Musikfest in Lucerne. The piece opens with a festive fanfare featuring the brass section. The mood changes to a funk passage which develops and grows into a James Brown-like groove. It also includes an ad libitum drum solo. A slow blues lends a calmer feel and the piece culminates with striking interwoven fanfare and funk styles. This work is highly recommended for concert programmes but it can also make a spectacular, unconventional choice for a competition.