Fanfare of the Ants.
In May 2020, the wonderful Alan Thomas asked me (and many others) to write him a one-minute piece. This was during Lockdown, so he could take off on his bike, stop wherever he wanted, perform a quick piece to whoever was nearby, then scarper before the police showed up! He asked me for a ‘busy’ piece, because he was seeing a lot of traffic on the roads south of Birmingham. So after writing it, ‘The Roundabout’, ‘At the Lights’, ‘All That Traffic’, even ‘Busy Enough For You?’ were mooted as titles. Then I thought of this one.
It comes here for the original Bb trumpet, but also a C part, and Eb, all in A4 but also in A5 for playing outdoors!