Premiered in 2007 at the HBS Early Brass Festival. This fanfare has flexible instrumentation. It can be played with the following instrumentation:
First part: keyed bugle and/or cornetto
Second part: natural horn and/or alto sackbut
Third part: trombone and/or bass horn
Fourth part: Any combination, combined or individual of ophicleide, serpent, bass sackbut
Simon Proctor is a noted British composer most widely known in the early brass field for his Concerto for Serpent which was premiered by Alan Lumsden in 1987 at the Serpent Festival in Columbia, South Carolina (USA) and later performed by Douglas Yeo with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1997, conducted by John Williams.