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Song for Lyndsay

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: LudwigMasters Publications, through Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00; (digital) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales (higher octave only; bow required)
  • Marimba (5.0 octaves)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Song for Lyndsay was commissioned by Jack Stamp at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It is an expansion on a short and unnamed piano piece that Boysen wrote for his wife, Lyndsay, in 2005.

The wind piece is larger in length and scope than the source material; in the score, Boysen describes it as “a very personal work ... more than anything else a simple love song dedicated to Lyndsay and what she has meant in my life.”

The piano piece is used as a starting point, and the material in the winds is either based on or a direct quotation of it. Lyrical in nature and just over five minutes long, solo horn and solo flute are prominent throughout; this scoring is deliberately and symbolically used because Boysen plays the horn and his wife the plays the flute.

- Program Note from publisher



State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Joey Neuenschwander, conductor) - 24 March 2023 (2023 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Symphonic Band (Matthew Brunner, conductor) - 22 April 2022
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (R. Tad Greig, conductor) - 30 April 2021
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Wind Ensemble (Christian Zembower, conductor) – 3 March 2020
  • Valdosta (Ga.) State University Concert Band (Skye Holmes, conductor) – 18 February 2020
  • Kent State University (Ohio) All-Star Blue Band (Kate Ferguson, conductor) – 11 January 2020
  • Tremper High School (Kenosha, Wisc.) Symphonic Winds (Kathryn Ripley, conductor) – 14 May 2019
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Alan Simpson, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minn.) Wind Symphony (Andrew Boysen, Jr., conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • La Sierra University (Riverside, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Giovanni Santos, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Texas A&M (College Station) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 7 October 2018
  • Miamisburg (Ohio) High School Wind Symphony (Steve Aylward, conductor) - 15 May 2018
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) - 11 May 2018
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 11 October 2017
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 22 April 2017
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 19 April 2017
  • Edison High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Madrid, conductor) - 25 March 2017 (2017 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 8 December 2016
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Symphonic Band (Jerry Luckhardt, conductor) – 7 December 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Andrew Boysen Jr. website Accessed 22 November 2022
  • Boysen, Jr., A. (2007). Song for Lyndsay [score]. Ludwigmasters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.