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Paul Lewis
FANFARE FOR KING RICHARD III for brass and percussion
Goodmusic GM141

Catalogue Number: GM141

ISMN: 9790222291812

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Though scored for 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and 3 percussion (snare drum, tambourine, cymbals), the fanfare can be performed by trumpets or trombones without one another and with or without percussion.
Never was a king more greatly loved in his lifetime yet more grossly maligned after his death than Richard III.
This is a fanfare to celebrate the discovery of Richard III under a Leicester car park in 2013 and his re-interment in Leicester Cathedral in 2015.
At the age of twelve I was inspired to become a composer by Laurence Olivier's film of Shakespeare's Richard III with William Walton's stirring score, but I never believed that Shakespeare's view of the monarch as a murderous villain was anything other than character assassination performed by 16th century historians anxious to justify the presence of Tudors on the English throne. Happily this opinion is now widely held by historians. Paul Lewis
Duration 1¾ minutes

Score and set of parts included.
Also available in an arrangement for organ - Goodmusic GM143

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