Years after winning the first two ABA Ostwald Awards, Clifton Williams expressed his gratitude to the Ostwald family for setting up the award. In a letter to Adolph Ostwald from February 10, 1964, Williams wrote, "It can be assumed that FANFARE & ALLEGRO might not have been published had it not won the award.

By Clifton Williams. Concert Band Conductor Score. This brilliant work was the first composition to be honored with the Ostwald award for original band literature presented by the American Bandmasters Association in 1956. Beginning with a dynamic flourish leading directly into the allegro section, the familiar rhythmic intricacies enhance the