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Kirkpatrick Fanfare

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 1999 / 2001
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Frame Drum
  • CrashCymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: small and medium)
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kirkpatrick Fanfare was commissioned by Central Missouri State University for the dedication of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library in March 1999. This work has a definite Irish flavor, including a strain of Danny Boy. The "fanfare" features driving rhythms and exciting brass figures, making this dramatic work sure to please both performers and audiences alike.

- Program Note by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

The premiere took place at the dedication ceremony held on March 24, 1999, conducted by Patrick F. Casey. It was an event of considerable pride for CMSU: the keynote speaker was Missouri’s then-Governor Mel Carnahan. Kirkpatrick had been Missouri’s secretary of state for 20 years. Casey described Kirkpatrick as “famously ‘Irish’ with his humor and attire.” Boysen had been made aware that Kirkpatrick was very proud of his Irish heritage, hence the resulting Irish flavor of the music.

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 22 December 2017


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphony Band (Julia Baumanis, conductor) - 12 December 2021
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Michael S. Butler, conductor) - 1 November 2021
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Wind Ensemble (Christian Zembower, conductor) - 6 May 2021
  • West Chester (Penn.) University Wind Symphony (M. Gregory Martin, conductor) - 29 April 2021
  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Eric Shannon, conductor) - 26 April 2021
  • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti) Symphonic Band (Nathan Heed, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor) - 2 March 2021
  • California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, Wind Ensemble (Mitchell Fennell, conductor) – 10 March 2020
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Michael E. Hancock, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Marykate Kuhne, conductor) – 27 February 2020
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Community Band (Shaun Salem, conductor) – 16 February 2020
  • Grinnell (Iowa) College Symphonic Band (Joshua W. Neuenschwander, conductor) - 24 November 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Michael C. Robinson, conductor) – 13 November 2019
  • Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio) Symphonic Band (Brendan Caldwell, conductor) – 11 October 2019
  • Johnson City (Tenn.) Community Concert Band (Christian Zembower, conductor) - 7 October 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Jonathan Villela, conductor) – 8 May 2019
  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 27 April 2019
  • McPherson (Kan.) College Concert Band (Kyle Hopkins, conductor) – 28 March 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) University Band (Nolan Hauta, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (George R. Boulden, conductor) – 18 November 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Andrew Boysen Jr. website
  • Berz, William. "Kirkpatrick Fanfare." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 502-508. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.