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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

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General Info

Year: 1991 / 1993
Duration: c. 7:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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Program Notes

Kinetic Energy was commissioned by the University of Nebraska - Omaha Wind Ensemble, James Saker, Director. It received its premiere under a different title in 1991. Since that time, it was heavily revised and received its second premiere in 1993.

Boysen describes the motivating forces in writing Kinetic Energy as two-fold.

"First, I wanted to write a piece that was non-programmatic. Although the title may conjure up certain images, the piece is not intended to represent anything other than itself. The second goal was to write a piece that gathers intensity quickly at the start and doesn't 'let go' of the listener for the rest of the work.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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