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Brass fanfare to celebrate women in musicfor brass octet

Brass octet: Horns in F and 3 desks of trumpets in C

Becky was asked to write a brass fanfare to open the fourth National Festival of Women’s Music, which followed on the Composing Women’s Festival she inaugurated in Adelaide in 1991.

The fanfare’s title was her enthusiastically positive response to the ongoing doubts about women’s ability in music and was the opener to three days of festival performances and forums.

The octet, written in 2001, is a 3-minute brass fanfare suitable for capable secondary school & university students. It was commissioned by the 4th National Festival of Women’s Music in Canberra and was performed by the Kelly Parke’s Brass Ensemble.

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Where to buy

You can purchase the score and parts directly from Becky by emailing her: