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Sound Asleep

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Andrew Boss

Andrew Boss

Subtitle: A Lullaby for Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


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
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Antique Cymbal
  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sound Asleep, a lullaby for wind ensemble, was commissioned by the Jensen Beach [Fla.] High School Symphonic Band, which give the work its world premiere performance. The piece is dedicated to the memory of Vincent Michael Peter Bocchino, Jr., a 2002 graduate of Martin County High School. Vinny was a friend to many in this community and tirelessly committed his life to helping others.

Sound Asleep reflects on the qualities of life in an optimistic perspective, using a fundamentally tonal palette in achieving a calm and comforting message. It reverberates the nostalgic, and at times, bittersweet memories with friends and loved ones of whom we hold and have held dearest to us. Finally, it serves as a loving remembrance to those who have energized, inspired, and transformed the community around them to live more fruitful and meaningful lives.

- Program Note by composer

For Vinny.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) – 18 April 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Cheldon Williams, conductor) – 4 April 2018
  • University of Colorado Boulder Concert Band (Matthew Dockendorf, conductor) – 26 February 2018
  • Fillmore Wind Band (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Stephen Lytle, conductor) - 22 December 2017 (2017 Midwest Clinic)
  • Columbia University (New York, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Jason Noble, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • Jensen Beach (Fla.) High School Symphonic Band (Thomas Dougherty, conductor) - 27 April 2017 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Wiltshire, Eric. "Sound Asleep." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 472-479. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.