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Urban Scenes

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A Kjos Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


1. Skyline at Sunrise
2. The Business Day
3. Church Steeples
4. Rush Hour
5. Skyline at Sunset


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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Marimba
  • Metal Garbage Can Lid (2)
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Urban Scenes was commissioned by R. J. Metteer and the Lenox (Iowa) Junior High School Honor Band and received its premiere in 1993.

The work is in five movements, each depicting a contrasting episode of daily life in the city. It is meant to be very programmatic and suggestive of images that might be connected with each of the titles. It is also meant to be a teaching piece and contains large contrasts in the use of harmonic language as well as an introduction to extended techniques such as singing and aleatory. Thematically and stylistically, movements I (Skyline at Sunrise), III (Church Steeples), and V (Skyline at Sunset) are connected and movements II (The Business Day) and IV (Rush Hour) are connected.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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