U.S. Marine Band to perform Peter Boyer’s “Fanfare for Tomorrow” before Biden/Harris inauguration

Posted on: January 19, 2021

“Peter Boyer’s new work, ‘Fanfare for Tomorrow,’ will be performed as part of the one hour prelude music of the inauguration, conducted by Colonel Jason K. Fettig., the Marine Band’s Director,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (1/18) Violin Channel. “The piece, originally for solo French horn, was commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra. Boyer significantly expanded and developed it for a full concert band for this inaugural commission. Boyer has conducted recordings of his music with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received commissions from the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and the United States Marine Band. The United States Marine Band … debuted in 1801 for Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration. ‘I had just over a week to compose and orchestrate the piece,’ Boyer said. ‘Col. Jason Fettig had cautioned me about writing too high for the brass, due to the very cold conditions in which the piece would be performed outdoors…. I had just a few hours to create and deliver this lower-key version.… Happily, it seems to have worked out well!’ ”