Fanfare de Angelis is a concert opener for brass band. The fanfare theme, as well as the choral theme, are based on the first four notes of the Kyrië from the Missa de Angelis (F-A-Bb-C). The mass itself is intended for feasts and commonly used in the Christmas mass. Therefore, next to being a great opener for your concerts, it can also be used during Christmas.
The piece starts with a fanfare opening that develops to a big climax after which the theme is exposed. The theme is presented by the flugelhorn, tenor horn and euphonium and taken up by the back row cornet section, giving them a chance to shine. The piece ends with a recapitulation of the fanfare juxtaposed with the choral theme.