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Fanfare

Music: Work details

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music title: Fanfare (1970)
Notes: Performed at the opening of the 'Tribute to David Webster' Gala at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 30 June 1970. The programme includes the following note from the composer: 'This fanfare has been written specially for today's occasion. It is based on a series of rising fifths, which celebrate the Royal Opera House (C**E** G*****) and its retiring General Administrator (DA*** *EB**E*). Over these are scraps of nine of Sir David's favourite operatic tunes, with one thrown in for historical reasons. No prizes are offered for their identification.'
World premiere: 30 June 1970, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 30 June 1970, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Performances not linked to a production
30 June 1970 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London