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Simple Song

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Contraalto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Simple Song was commissioned by the Cedar Rapids Community School Distric of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in commemoration of Iowa's Sesquicentennial. It received its premiere on February 29, 1996 at the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Participating schools and their directors were: Jefferson High School (Earle Dickinson, Andrew Houk, Liz Sinadinos), Kennedy High School (David Law, Dianna Hinman) and Washington High School (Jim Wright, Bill Danser).

Simple Song is a quiet, simple, and lyrical piece that features the use of a woodwing quintet of soloists (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn) and also prominent parts for flugelhorn.

Program Note from Published Score


State Ratings

  • Texas: III. Complete


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