Stamp

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.


This work is the fifth movement of A Jack Stamp Suite.


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: V-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • China Cymbal
  • Log Drums (2)
  • Marimba (4.3 octaves)
  • Ratchet
  • Ribbon Crashers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

When Jack asked me, along with several of his composer friends, to write a short piece for his retirement concert, I was extremely honored. Jack has been a good friend and a mentor to me since I started in the music business.

Obviously, the title of the piece is Jack's last name, but it is also a reference to the indelible "stamp" that Jack has left on me and all of us in the band world. This "stamp" is through his wonderful contributions as one of our finest composers and conductors (and I tried to reflect the energy of his music in this piece), but just as importantly as an advocate for new composers and compositions for band. It seemed especially fitting that for his final concert, Jack would, instead of performing all of his "old favorites," lead a concert comprised entirely of premieres. So as I began work, I decided to simply try to write a good piece that Jack would be proud to have in his name.

The resultant piece turned out to be pretty aggressive and angry sounding. In fact, after the first couple of rehearsals, Jack texted me and asked why I hated him. This, of course, brought a smile to my face ... and hopefully his as well.

Stamp was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, my good friend Jack Stamp. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, with Jack conducting, premiered the piece on April 25, 2015.

- Program Note by composer


Stamp by composer Andrew Boysen Jr. is a piece filled with rhythmic and melodic ostinatos, and dissonant harmonies in the style of Jack Stamp and was written as the 5th movement to the multicomposer suite honoring his retirement.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Stamp, J.; Mahr, T.; Boysen Jr., A.; Pappas, J.; Gillingham, D. (2002). All Hail the Power [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.