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A Chip off the Old Block

I’ve just completed a fanfare which is to be played at the investiture of York St John University’s new Vice-Chancellor, Karen Stanton, in York Minster on 17th October. Unfortunately it is very unlikely that you will get to hear it, as these events are always ‘sold out’ long in advance. However if you’ve heard one of my ‘Minster fanfares’ before you will have a fair idea how it will sound: the trumpets will be spaced out around the nave, and they will play each play a short phrase before playing a strict canon which will fill the whole, vast building with sound. Yes, every time I have to compose a new fanfare to be played in the Minster I recompose an old one. I now have a sequence of fan

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