About the Piece

Written in 2016 for a fanfare competition, bronze medal-winning Indie Fanfare was officially premiered by the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra. Indie Fanfare is influenced not so much by the classical genre but rather by indie pop and indie rock, especially by their rhythmical vibe. In addition, there is a “conversation” between the strings and the winds, as well as a canon between instruments. The fanfare has a closed structure but it also tries to leave the audience wanting more, as a fanfare should usually do. [Program note by the composer]


2 flutes
2 oboes
2 clarinets (B flat)
2 bassoons
2 horns (F)
2 trumpets (C)

About the Composer

Batya Frenklakh (b. 1992) is a master’s degree student in composition at Anton Bruckner Private University under the direction of Prof. Carola Bauckholt (’19-). Previously she studied with Mr. Dan Yuhas (’14-’17) and Mr. Reuben Seroussi (’17-’19), and completed her first master degree at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.

Her works have been performed by Ensemble Adapter, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Janus Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, The Israel NK Orchestra (conducted by Maestro Christian Lindberg), The BMSM Orchestra (conducted by Maestro Yoav Talmi), Duo Alto and more. She has attended a master class with Franck Bedrossian (via CEME Festival) and with Manuela Kerer, and took part in several projects, such as composing in collaboration at Labor Beethoven 2020, constructing musical representations at the Biennale Urbana (Venice) and composing for the film department at TAU. She won the 3rd prize of the Klon Competition Scholarship and received a master’s degree scholarship from The Colton Foundation, a scholarship for excellence in a memory of lawyer Dan Ben-Basat, the Rotary Club Wels Stipendium 2019/20, and a scholarship for composing after the Israeli poet Aviva Or-Shalom. [from the composer’s website]


Performance Materials

Performance materials are available by contacting the composer:


Score (excerpts) — sample for perusal only: