Fanfare for the Black cat is a short comical work for brass quintet. It was inspired by a black cat that followed me home one night as I was walking through a park. As I reached my house, the cat vanished as suddenly as it had appeared. The piece is based on two motives which are spun out through the entire piece and intended to create a mysterious ambience.
Baxter '07, Brian, "Fanfare for the Black Cat (Honors)" (2007). Compositions. Paper 15.