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Fanfare, Hymn and Finale

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Peter Boyer

Peter Boyer

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General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV (optional I-VIII)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II-III (optional I-II)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer’s works have received nearly 500 performances by some of the most prominent ensembles in America, including the Boston Pops Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted recordings of his music with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Of his Fanfare, Hymn and Finale, the composer writes:

When I received an invitation from Colonel Jason K. Fettig to compose a work for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in celebration of its 220th anniversary, all at once I felt both deeply honored and struck with a certain sense of trepidation. I knew immediately that I would have to undertake the rare opportunity and privilege which this commission represented; but as my compositional work has been primarily for orchestra, with only a single previous attempt at writing for concert band/wind ensemble, I realized that composing music worthy of this most renowned and historic ensemble would be quite a challenging endeavor.

As I contemplated the nature of the music I might compose for the Marine Band, and the milestone represented by its 220th anniversary, I felt that the new piece simply had to open with a celebratory fanfare. I also wanted to include contrasting music which might convey a sense of nobility, and provide the musicians an opportunity for lyrical playing, and thought that composing a hymn-like section could work well for this purpose. Finally, I thought that mixed-meter music of a jubilant, propulsive quality also would be appropriate for the occasion. These varied thoughts led me to the title of Fanfare, Hymn and Finale, which I believe clearly describes the musical content and structure of the work. It is my hope that each of these three sections of this short work may convey something of an “American quality” appropriate for this esteemed, virtuoso ensemble.

- Program Note from Marine Band concert program, 27 July 2018


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