Commissioned by the Shrewsbury Music / Theatre Association for the Oak Middle School Bands, Anthony Uglialoro, director. Supported in part by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone 1, Alto Saxophone 2, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (4 players)
Shrewsbury Fair (2017) is a suite of three movements inspired by locations in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The work opens with General Ward Marches Home, an imagined parade towards the Artemas Ward House on Main Street. Dean Park In Autumn is a short study of the colors found in the iconic New England fall foliage. The work ends with Quinsigamond Race Day, an exciting boat race on the lake that separates Shrewsbury and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Shrewsbury Fair received its world premiere at Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury, MA on January 26, 2018, with Anthony Uglialoro, conductor.