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Commissioned by the
MINNESOTA STATE BAND of St. Paul, Minnesota, Keith Liuzzi, conductor,
in celebration of the reopening of the Minnesota State Capitol



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about the composition

Capitol Fanfare (2017) was commissioned by the Minnesota State Band of St. Paul, Minnesota, Keith Liuzzi, conductor, in celebration of the reopening of the Minnesota State Capitol in August 2017 upon the completion of the State Capitol Restoration Project. The work incorporates a portion of the Minnesota state song, Hail! Minnesota, which was composed in 1904 by Truman Rickard.

Capitol Fanfare, composed by Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has an approximate performance time of 3 1/2 minutes.

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Generously recorded by the
Minnesota State Band,
Keith Liuzzi, conductor


about the composer

Carl Schroeder of Minneapolis, Minnesota, composes music for concert band, orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles and solo piano that often draws inspiration from American history, current events, natural surroundings and memories. His large ensemble music has been performed by more than 40 concert bands, orchestras and choirs, including the Air Force Band of Mid-America and Ukraine's Chamber Choir Kyiv. He has written commissioned works for the Cornell University Symphonic Band, Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Southwest Wind Ensemble, Calhoun-Isles Community Band, Wells Fargo Chorus and other ensembles and individuals, and four CDs of his music have been released. His choral work Two December Carols has been published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Schroeder is a a 2001 graduate of Southwest High School and a 2005 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied composition primarily with Timothy Mahr and Peter Hamlin. In 2001, he was named "Composer with Most Potential" by the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and in 2004 he was one of three under-25 American composers chosen to participate in the National Band Associationís Young Composer Mentor Project, where he took lessons with composers Mark Camphouse, Donald Grantham and Dana Wilson. He composed Capitol Fanfare in the spring of 2017.

about the cover artwork

The artwork on the conductor score cover is from St. Paul: The Capital City, a cut paper collage created by Helen Schroeder. More information about the artwork and artist is available at www.lindenleafdesigns.com. Copyright © Helen Schroeder.

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CONCERT PERFORMANCES
Aug. 11, 2017: Minnesota State Band, Keith Liuzzi, conductor - St. Paul, MN premiere
VIDEO LINK Watch this performance on YouTube
Aug. 16, 2017: Minnesota State Band, Keith Liuzzi, conductor - St. Paul, MN


Details & Ordering Information

Instrumentation: pic, 2 fl, ob, bsn, 3 cl, b cl, 2 a sax, t sax, b sax, 3 tpt, 2 hn, 3 tbn, euph, tuba, timp, 3 perc
Difficulty Level: Grade 3 (Ideal for college, high school and community bands)

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