From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Players singing


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tricycle was commissioned by the Northshore Schools, District 112 (Ill.) for the inauguration A--City Band Festival. Directors of the participating schools were Mike Brehmer, Dennis Runyon, Steve Zachar, and Glenn Williams.

The title of the work refers to both the structure of the piece and the event for which it was commissioned. The All-City Band Festival involves three schools performing and working together as one, much as all three wheels of the tricycle must work together to move forward. The music reflects this idea by having three separate themes introduced on their own before finally being combined to work together as one musical entity. The title is even more appropriate considering the playful and innocent qualities of the piece as a whole. Tricycle is a piece that is meant to be light, fun, and happy.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Georgia: IV
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: III
  • Wisconsin: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri (Columbia) University Band (Christian M. Noon, conductor) - 5 October 2023
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Joshua Reynolds, conductor) - 23 February 2023
  • Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) Wind Ensemble (Joel Boettger, conductor) – 25 April 2022
  • Crofton (Md.) High School Concert Band (Erick Von Sas, conductor) - 16 December 2021
  • College of New Jersey (Ewing Township) Gold Wind Ensemble (Eric Laprade, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Alexander Gonzalez, conductor) – 13 November 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Sean C. Phelan, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Cory Near, conductor) – 30 November 2017
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Echo Concert Band (Christina Lee, conductor) – 12 November 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) University Band (Nick Waldron, conductor) – 30 November 2016
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Scott A. Jones, conductor) – 6 October 2016
  • Central Connecticut State University Symphonic Band - Fall 2013
  • Tapp Middle School (Powder Springs, Ga.) Symphonic Band (Erin Cole, conductor) – 15 December 2004 (2004 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Boysen, A. (1997). Tricycle [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 233-237.