Olympic Fanfare & Hymn
for Brass Ensemble and percussion
The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community.
They bring together athletes and artists from all over the world, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. The Outgames are open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation. There are no qualifying standards, although competitions are arranged according to the skill levels of the competitors.
The World Outgames are licensed by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association. Host cities are democratically selected by its members. The Outgames are a separate organisation from the Gay Games.
The heroic Olympic opening fanfare reminds us of the games of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the lyrical middle section stands for all the people, all over the world, who are unable – and often indeed forbidden – to out themselves. The end section is full of energy: this is the vitality, the power we need to participate in the games.
Originally composed for brass ensemble. Orchestrated for symphony orchestra in 2016.
1 horn in F – 4 trumpets in C – 3 trombones – 1 bass trombone – 1 tuba – 2 percussion*
Percussion 1: snare – wind chimes
Percussion 2: suspended cymbal – glockenspiel
Commissioned by the 3rd World Outgames, Antwerp 2013
World premiere by Belgian Brass, conducted by Dirk Brossé on August 2, 2013 in Antwerp
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