Musical fantasies, unlike fugues or variations, are rooted in the art of improvisation, and thus seldom follow any strict musical form. Fantasies taken to the extreme become illusionary, like a shifting dream; i.e. the phantasmagorical.
This episode of Wind & Rhythm explores music that plays free and loose with imaginative invention; the Fantasy.
Fantasies for Anna Magdalena Bach
Canadian Brass* Danzas Fantásticas
Joaquin Turina, arr. Boyd
Philharmonia à Vent, John Boyd Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn
Norman Dello Joio
Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp Fantasy for Brass Band, Op. 114
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Garry Cutt Excerpts from A Disney Fantasy
arr. Goff Richards
Brass Band of Battle Creek