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Symphony IV (Boysen)

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen Jr.

Subtitle: For Winds and Percussion

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


1. Fast - 3:59
2. Smooth and Flowing - 1:32
3. Scherzo and Trio - 1:38
4. Fast - 4:33


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bell
  • Ratchet
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Slapstick
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Symphony No. 4 follows a traditional form. However, the entire work is based on the octatonic scale, an alternation of half-steps and whole-steps. By using this scale, the Symphony includes both great dissonance as well as great consonance in sounds and colors, and creates a unique work for band.

- Program Note from the University of North Dakota University Band concert program, 13 October 2020

Commissioned for the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band (Skokie, Ill.), Chip De Stefano, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band.Class B


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Boysen, Jr., Andrew (2006). Symphony No. 4 for Winds and Percussion [score]. N.A. Kjos Co.: San Diego, Calif.