Sorcsek, Golden Gate Fantasy

AUD $40

Golden Gate Fantasy, composed in 1981, 8:30 minutes, the composer’s only work for Brass Band.


Jerome Sorcsek
Golden Gate Fantasy (1981)

Instrumentation: Brass Band
Difficulty: level 4, medium
Duration: 8:30

Golden Gate Fantasy is a “cousin” of Dance Etudes. During my visit to Switzerland in 1981, I met (the late) John Golland who was also having a new piece premiered at Festliche Musiktage Uster. John explained the brass band instrumentation to me and encouraged me to compose a piece for him and his band in Dukinfield. I composed Golden Gate Fantasy immediately upon my return home. John mentioned that his players responded enthusiastically to evocative imagery in the title of a piece, and suggested a famous bridge in my home state of California. That was the Golden Gate Bridge, and hence, not only the title, but the influence upon the music.

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