— Classical Lost and Found
Composed originally as the first movement of On Music’s Wings for the Pacific Symphony’s 25th anniversary celebration, Silver Fanfare has been performed by several of America’s most prominent orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, and Nashville Symphony. Boyer’s recording with the London Philharmonic Orchestra has become popular on many American classical radio stations, with hundreds of broadcasts around the United States. Silver Fanfare had the distinction of being chosen as the opening work of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons of the Hollywood Bowl, and the opening work of the 2011 season of the Boston Pops. A new version for symphonic wind ensemble, transcribed by Master Gunnery Sgt. Don Patterson, was created for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in 2019, and performed on that famed ensemble’s West Coast concert tour in October 2019.
Composition Date and Commission
Commissioned by the Pacific Symphony to celebrate its 25th anniversary season
“This delightful concert work has a sort of Bruce Broughton/John Williams-esque style with great writing across the orchestra…”
“Peter Boyer’s brilliant Silver Fanfare helped kick off the [Cleveland Orchestra] program…”
— The Plain Dealer