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Peter Boyer

Peter Boyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1970. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He then studied privately with composer John Corigliano in New York, and moved to Los Angeles to study film/TV scoring at USC, where his teachers included Elmer Bernstein.
 
To date, Boyer has worked primarily as an orchestral composer for the concert hall, where he has enjoyed much success. His orchestral works have received well over 200 public performances, by more than 80 orchestras. He has conducted recordings of his music with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia. His concert works have received national broadcasts by NPR in the U.S., and by radio networks throughout Europe and Australia. He has received seven national awards for his work, including two BMI Awards for young composers, the First Music Carnegie Hall commission, the Ithaca College Heckscher Prize, and the Lancaster Symphony’s annual Composer’s Award. Orchestras which have performed his music include the Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Hartford Symphony, and dozens of others.
 
Boyer’s major work Ellis Island: The Dream of America for actors and orchestra, which celebrates the historic American immigrant experience, has been his most successful composition to date. With over 100 performances by 50 orchestras, it has become one of the most performed large-scale American orchestral works of the last decade. Boyer’s recording of this work, with a cast of renowned actors, was released by Naxos in its American Classics Series, and nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
 
In addition to his work for the concert hall, Boyer is active in the film and television music industry. He has orchestrated music for a number of major films, including Star Trek, Up, Speed Racer, and Mission: Impossible III (all for composer Michael Giacchino); twice arranged music for the Academy Awards telecasts; and composed music for The History Channel series Engineering an Empire. Boyer holds the Helen M. Smith Chair in Music and the rank of Full Professor at Claremont Graduate University, where he has taught since 1996. More information can be found at www.PropulsiveMusic.com.
 
 

 

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And The Night Shall Be Filled With Music
 

 And The Night Shall Be Filled With Music 
Composer: Peter Boyer  Author/Lyricist: H.W. Longfellow 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: Medium
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   Peter Boyer may be a new name to the choral world, but his orchestral works are performed worldwide. Using a Longfellow text, Boyer displays his command for composition. The music is rich and descriptive, perfect for high school or college choirs.
 

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  P1278 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
I Dream A World
 

 I Dream A World 
Composer: Peter Boyer  Author/Lyricist: Langston Hughes 

Voicing: SA 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
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   Commissioned by the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, popular composer Peter Boyer has drafted a beautiful setting of Langston Hughes' famous poem which titles this piece. Although originally scored for orchestral accompaniment, this version for 2-part children's (or treble voices) and piano lifts the text for world peace most honorably. School choirs will find this an excellent choice for fall and spring concerts.
 

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  P1329 - SA  [buy now]
$2.10

 
On Music's Wings
 

 On Music's Wings 
Composer: Peter Boyer 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
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   We are proud to launch the John Alexander Singers Series with this joyful anthem. Originally commissioned by the Orange County's Pacific Symphony it was premiered by the John Alexander Singers and a festival choir of more than 600. The text celebrates the song that is within us and Peter Boyer's melody brings the song out for all to enjoy. High school, college and community choirs will find this song a wonderful concert opener.
 

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  P1369 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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