"Christmas Fanfares" was born from the composer's desire to write a lively yet not overly difficult concert opener for his band's holiday program. Initially composed as three separate fanfares---each on a different carol---the fanfares were combined with transitional material to form this larger work. The active percussion and strong brass scoring give a unique energy to these traditional carols. Band members and audience alike will enjoy this wonderful piece. (3:58) This title is available in SmartMusic.