This bundle includes: 1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook 2. An mp3 recording of the work
Kirkpatrick Fanfare was commissioned by Central Missouri State University for the dedication of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. The premiere took place at the dedication ceremony held March 24, 1999, and the piece was conducted by Patrick F. Casey. It was an event of considerable pride for CMSU; the keynote speaker was then Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan.
James C. Kirkpatrick had been Missouri’s secretary of state for twenty years. Then CMSU conductor Patrick Casey described Kirkpatrick as “famously ‘Irish’ with his humor and attire.” Boysen had been made aware that Kirkpatrick was very proud of his Irish heritage, hence the resulting Irish flavor of the music.