GRAND CRU (2021)
Fanfare for Trombone Ensemble
Duration Approximately 1:45
(work in progress)
FULL SCORE / 9 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone / OPTIONAL (But highly recommended...) 1 un-opened, carbonated alcoholic beverage (preferably champagne or sparkling wine, but left to the discretion of the ensemble)
For Curtis Olson, Ava Ordman, The Michigan State University Trombone Studio, The Spartan Bones, and The Triad.
In wine, the term "Grand Cru" (French for 'Great Growth') is not technically a classification of quality per se, but is intended to indicate the potential of the vineyard or terroir. It is, however, sometimes used to denote a limited release of a product (particularly champagne, beer, wine, chocolate, whiskey and cognac) or to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary. GRAND CRU attempts to express this idea musically, with as much pomp and self-aggrandization as possible. After all, we're good role models.