A Fanfarra do Rei (The King’s Fanfare)


A Fanfarra do Rei (The King’s Fanfare)


A Fanfarra do Rei (The King’s Fanfare) (2008)
Solo Piano

Premiered and recorded by Carla Reis for her university extension program project “Piano.Pérolas: desvendando o repertório didático brasileiro” (Pearls of piano music: unveiling the Brazilian didactic repertoire) taking place at Music Department – Federal University of São João del Rei.

Duration: 1’10’’

For this project I’ve composed a dozen of piano pieces intended for beginners to intermediate students. It was my first approach to create didactic pieces for children and teenagers trying to get out the commonplace, looking for beauty and poetry instead of focusing only on technical demands. Each piece is based on infant-related images or on my own childhood memories. The piece’s aesthetical nature have been attracting older students as well.

“A Fanfarra do Rei” brings out some French baroque mood, specifically paying homage to the style of Italian/French composer Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Louis XV (“Le Roi Soleil”)’s protégé. The composition alludes to a “fanfare played by tin soldiers, in the fertile imagination of a rogue king kid. The King’s fanfare, despite of it extreme simplicity carries a strong sense of royalty.

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