Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Fanfare Liturgiques" came from an opera

Check this out. It's from the Henri Tomasi association in France. This is from the timeline of his life, and suggests that Fanfares is not unlike La Peri...

But can you imagine playing that music (hopefully in the opera it was shorter) and then going back to your opera section parts?!

"1947 – First performance in Monte-Carlo of what will become one of his most famous works. Originally called Fanfares Concertantes, the opus will be played world-wide in its integral form under the name Fanfares Liturgiques. Its four movements, Annonciation, Evangile, Apocalypse and Procession du Vendredi Saint, are part of the opera Don Juan de MaƱara."

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