Symphony No. 3 (Boysen)

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Subtitle: JFK

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 18:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00

Sections (played without pause)

1. P.T. 109
2. Ask Not What Your Country…
3. November 22, 1963
4. John-John


Full Score
Solo Boy Soprano
Solo Violin
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV (I doubling Flugelhorn)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Parade Drum
  • Ratchet
  • Roto-toms (4)
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum (small)
  • Suspended Cymbals (2: medium and large)
  • Tam-tams (2: small and large)
  • Tom-tom (medium)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Water Gong
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Andrew Boysen’s Symphony No. 3 honors the life of President John F. Kennedy. Cast in one continuous movement, the sections describe key aspects of his shortened life: P.T. 109; Ask not what your country…; November 22, 1963; and John-John.

- Program Note from publisher

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), frequently referred to by his initials, J.F.K., was the 35th president of the United States. His death by assassination on November 22, 1963, at the height of his presidency, traumatized the world.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commissioned by Darryl Bott, Director of Bands, and the Roxbury High School Wind Symphony of Succasunna, New Jersey.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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