Good News Fanfares - Neil Sands

Duration: 8'00"
Ensemble: organ
M708047964 Full score £4.50
MP3 performance (Sibelius)

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Good News Fanfares is a set of 12 short pieces for use after gospel readings.

The pieces cover a range of different moods, and the organist is advised to have a look at the gospel reading before the service, and choose a fanfare accordingly. Some are unremittingly loud and reminiscent of the style Messiaen used to call extatique. Others are quieter, more mysterious and even mystical, while still others are regal fanfares in the traditional sense.