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Blue Work

Fanfare for Bert

for orchestra

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body

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Jack Body: Fanfare for Bert...

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A Tribute to Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert; 16 October 1923–21 June 1980), a German orchestra leader and songwriter. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, including "Strangers in the Night" and "Moon Over Naples". The LP entitled A Swingin' Safari was heavily influenced by South African "kwela" style music, containing versions of "Zambesi", "Wimoweh", "Skokiaan", and "Afrikaan Beat", as well as the title track, which made Kaempfert an early exponent of world music.

Commissioned note

Commissioned with funding from Creative New Zealand

Performance history

01 May 2003: Performed by by Auckland Philharmonia cond. Werner Andreas Albert; Auckland Town Hall