My fanfare for two trumpets and organ The Fairest of Roses (Danish: Den yndigste rose) has been published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen and is available for sale worldwide! The score and parts can be ordered from almost all sheet music retailers, both online (such as Musicroom.com) and in stores. Also, feel free to contact me directly.
(EDIT: It has come to my attention that the sheet music is not yet available in North American online stores. The distribution is handled by Hal Leonard, and they can be contacted directly here: halleonard.com/contactus.do or you can contact me.)
The sheet music is sold as one package containing the full score for two trumpets and organ, as well as two sets each (four in total) of the trumpet parts in both C and Bb, for convenience.
The work is based on Hans Adolph Brorson’s Christmas hymn “Now Found Is The Fairest of Roses” (“Den yndigste rose er funden”). The melody of the hymn is by an unknown composer and was first published by Joseph Klug in 1542. Even though the hymn is written for Christmas, “The Fairest of Roses” fanfare can be performed throughout the entire year.
It is the intention that the trumpets are placed ”antiphonally” opposite each other with the audience between them.
This is a recording with trumpeters Jeppe Lindberg Nielsen (1st trumpet) and Nikolaj Viltoft (2nd trumpet: “antiphonal”) – standing in opposite ends of the church with a distance of approx. 100 feet (30 meter) between them – and myself on the pipe organ in Saint Paul’s Church, Copenhagen.