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Te Papa Fanfare was commissioned for the momentous occasion that was the grand opening of The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This fanfare, composed for four trumpets, four trombones, and four percussionists, resonated through the halls of Te Papa, marking the beginning of a new era in New Zealand's cultural landscape. It stands as a symbol of celebration and unity, embodying the spirit of the museum and its commitment to preserving and sharing the rich heritage and stories of New Zealand. With its grandeur and powerful musical presence, 'Te Papa Fanfare' serves as a testament to the enduring power of art to inspire, uplift, and connect people from all walks of life. This work would also prove to be a pivotal moment in my own life, being the spark that would lead onto my Olympic Journey.


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Fanfare: Te Papa

for Brass and Percussion

Commissioner: The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Instrumentation: Trumpet (4), French Horn (4), Trombone (4), Percussion (4)

Premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Hamish McKeich (cond) on February 14, 1998 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

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Instrument Tags:
French Horn
Mixed Percussion
Bass Drum
Snare Drum