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Kirkpatrick Fanfare

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen Jr

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II br /> Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Tuba I-II
Timpani/Sizzle Cymbal
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Frame Drum
  • Cymbals (crash; sm and md suspended)
  • Marimba
  • 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

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • 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
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Concert Band (Joshua Roach, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) – 9 October 2018
  • Potsdam (N.Y.) Community Band (Theresa Witmer, conductor) - 18 July 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) – 30 April 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Campus Band (Jacob Bender, conductor) – 24 April 2018
  • Kell High School (Marietta, Ga.) Wind Ensemble (Taylor Watts, conductor) – 19 April 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Raider Band (Zeb Bellon, conductor) – 27 March 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry Houser, conductor) – 7 March 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Longhorn Concert Band (Scott Hanna, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • Serrano High School (Phelan, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Fell, conductor) – 23 February 2018
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Terry Austin, conductor) – 21 February 2018
  • University of Chicago (Ill.) Wind Ensemble (Chip De Stafano, conductor) – 18 February 2018
  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago) Symphonic Band (Brian J. Logan, conductor) - 22 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Brian Diller, conductor) – 22 April 2017

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.