A Little Fanfare Music (by Lady MacBeth) is a brief work that follows the following program:
Shakespeare’s Lady MacBeth, having just assumed the throne alongside her husband King, conceives of a fanfare to be played at his every entrance. Her music is scored for two, as of yet, un-invented instruments and she spares no expense to have them hastily and awkwardly constructed. This, coupled with her tortured psyche (of power-lust, murder, paranoia and guilt), produces a fanfare that is grotesque, lop-sided and deranged. But to her sickly ears, and to those of her newly crowned husband, it is a stately fanfare of elegant royalty and refinement. Music fit for a King.