Star-Crossed

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.


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N.B. The title of this work may be written as "Star Crossed" or "Star-Crossed."


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 8:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Andrew Boysen Jr.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Star Crossed is the second collaboration with graphic artist, Erik Evensen. It tells the story of a superheroine and a supervillain who fall in love and have to make things work.

Star-Crossed was commissioned by a consortium of universities and high schools led by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) and CBDNA and premiered on February 16, 2013 at the MMEA Midwinter Clinics in Minneapolis, MN. It has since been performed by some of the nation's leading concert bands, including the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, The Ohio State University, and Concordia College.

Much like its predecessor, Twilight of the Gods, the creative process was truly collaborative, with both artists working together to interpret the narrative into their respective medium. Visual and musical sketches were storyboarded concurrently from the narrative, similar to an animated movie.

- Program Note by Erik Evensen


N.B. Score is synchronized with animated comic strip, provided.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) - 9 October 2023
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Symphonic Band (Trevor Frost, conductor) - 5 May 2022
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Band (Andrew Boysen, Jr., conductor) - 3 April 2022
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 4 November 2019
  • University of Houston band campers (David Clemmer, conductor) – 2017
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band (Andrew Boysen, Jr., conductor) - February 2013 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

[[Category: Grade IV]