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Andrew Boysen Jr

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash; medium and large suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam) (medium and large)
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


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Program Notes

Ovations was commissioned by and dedicated to Band Director, James Martini and the East Stroudsburg High School Band, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania for their sixtieth year anniversary.

The composer says, "When I conceived the original idea for the piece, I was motivated by the long history of this nationally recognized band program. I had visions of performances throughout the past sixty years - performances filled with wonderful music and appreciative audiences. This led to the title for the work, Ovations , which refers to the sixty years of ovations received by the East Stroudsburg High School Band at the Annual Spring Band Concert. In a way, this piece also serves as an ovation itself for the many students who have proudly performed with the band over the years.

The piece is structured in a rough sonata allegro form, with a slow introduction that features the percussion and two trombone soloists. The first theme brings a faster tempo and a fanfare-like quality that gives way to a lyrical second theme. The development also serves as a middle section to the work before a recapitulation brings back the opening material"

Ovations was the 1995 winner of the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest.

Program Note from Printed Score

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