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    Fergal Carroll

    Christmas Fanfare

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    Instrument: wind band parts and score
    Grade: medium
    Catalogue No: WB021
    ISMN No: 9790570275779

    Christmas Fanfare is based on the traditional English Christmas tune "The Sussex Carol", also known as "On Christmas Night All Christians Sing". A short piece of about 2 minutes in the style of a fanfare, the tune moves betwen the various sections of the band, sometimes appearing in canon. At bar 46 the melody of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' is used as a descant in the woodwind while the brass play the traditional tune. Christmas Fanfare was first performed in Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland on December 20th 2007 by the Army Number One Band with the composer conducting.
    Fergal Carroll
    Fergal Carroll was born in Clonmel. He studied music at the Waterford Institute of Technology and in 2000 he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, with a Master of Music degree in composition. His teachers have included Eric Sweeney, Anthony Gilbert and Adam Gorb.

    He has been commissioned by various organisations including RTÉ lyric fm, “The Rescue” (2007), the Association for Music in International Schools, “A New Song’s Measure” (2009) and Warrington Borough Council, “Winter Dances” (2002). His music has been performed in significant venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, New York; the KKL, Lucerne; St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney and Ford Hall, Ithaca, New York.

    Many of his works have been recorded commercially and are available on the Klavier, Mark Custom and Amos labels. Since 2005 Fergal Carroll has served as a band officer/conductor with the Irish Defence Forces and is currently based in Dublin as staff conductor of the Army No. 1 Band.
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