Written for the centennial of Loyola University, New Orleans and premiered by the Loyola University Band on April 12, 2012 with the composer conducting. This fanfare is based on a motive from the Jesuit motto “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” (“to the greater glory of God”) and is based on the notes A, D, G. The fanfare opens with timpani, a tintinnabulum of bells and brass, and wolf calls in the horns. A martial hymn tune appears which evokes the soldierly order of Ignatius Loyolas early years. The work closes with a rhythmic ostinato based on the words “Fight, fight, fight, ye men of the South!” The composer is a graduate of Loyola and received an honorary Doctor of Music degree in 2005.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 2.5 in|