Today, May 25th, is Ascension Day - a day of triumphant fanfares!
I'm all out of fanfares at the moment, but this piece, "Promenade" by Richard Proulx will do nicely, as it's part processional and part fanfare.
Richard Proulx (born April 3, 1937, St. Paul, Minnesota — died February 18, 2010, Chicago, Illinois) was an American composer and editor of church music, including anthems, service music, hymn concertatos, organ music and music for handbells. The pronounciation of his name is suggested by the section of his catalog entitled "Noulx [new] from Proulx".
"Promenade" is taken from a collection called "Pageant for Pipes" published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd. in 1996.
It is something of a "spiky march," and has interspersing fanfares. The piece works as either processional or fanfare, so, you can determine which "idiom" you prefer.
Since it's Ascension Day, I would urge you to vote for fanfare!
A photo of Richard Proulx is attached below.
God has gone up with a merry noise, •
the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
(from Psalm 47)