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Fanfare for the Trailblazer

May 10, 2024

“Fanfare for the Trailblazer,” my most recent collaboration with the Southern California Brass Consortium (SCBC) had its official recording released today.

It’s always such a joy to work with such an incredibly talented and professional group. This piece is a special one, as it commemorates the 10th anniversary of the band, and also pays a bittersweet tribute to Maestro Hector Salazar who announced departure from the group shortly before the performance began.

This piece is the fourth addition to the series of fanfares I have written for the SCBC (following ‘Patriot’, ‘Vanguard’, ‘Unsung Hero’). It takes a less orthodox approach to the usually joyful and celebratory style of its predecessors, exploring dark harmonies and heavier melodies that take the listener on a journey that is hopefully befitting of its title.

Thank you for watching!

Fanfare for the TrailblazerHector Salazar and the Southern California Brass Consortium
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