Wind Symphony

students playing brass instruments

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr., is the select wind ensemble consisting of approximately 45 instrumentalists. They perform a wide range of music for winds, from small chamber ensembles to full band literature. Works are generally quite difficult and include both classics and contemporary music in the repertory. Wind Ensemble rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Auditions for membership are held in the fall.

For more information about the Wind Symphony, contact Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr..

conductor

Andrew Boysen Jr. is a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire where he conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches conducting. Previously, Boysen served as an assistant professor and acting associate director of bands at Indiana State University, where he directed the Marching Sycamores, conducted the symphonic band, and taught in the music education department. Prior to that appointment, he was the director of bands at Cary-Grove (IL) High School and was the music director and conductor of the Deerfield Community Concert Band. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university, and festival ensembles across the United States and Great Britain. Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991. He maintains an active schedule as a composer, receiving commissions from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, the Iowa All-State Band, the Rhode Island All-State Band, the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, and many university and high school concert bands across the United States. Boysen won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2000, the University of Iowa Honors Composition Prize in 1991 and has twice won the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest, in 1991 for "I Am" and in 1994 for "Ovations." Boysen has several published works with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, C. Alan Publications, and Alfred Music, including pieces for band, orchestra, clarinet and piano, and brass choir. Recordings of his music appear on the Sony, R-Kal, Mark, St. Olaf, and Elf labels.

Wind Symphony Repertoire

The following is a list of pieces performed by the UNH Wind Symphony:

February, 2020- Music and Religon

Angels in the Architecture- Frank Ticheli
Thus Do You Fare, My Jesus- J.S  Bach, Alfred Reed
Morning Alleluias- Ron Nelson
Symphony no. 1- Michael Shun (Premiere)

November, 2019- Stories and Images

Mary Shelly Meets Frankenstein- Erika Svanoe (premiere)
Masks and Machines- Paul Dooley
Cave- Russell Peck
Mother Earth- David Maslanka
Dusk- Steven Bryant

October, 2019- Symphonies Old and New

La Fiesta Mexicana (Symphony for Band)-  H. Owen Reed
Symphony No. 10- Boysen

May, 2019

Good Soldier Schweik - Kurka
Liberation - Maslanka
Tam o'Shanter - Arnold
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone - Arnold
"...and a sixteen-piece band mounted on white horses" - Bukvich

April, 2019 - Graduate Conducting Recital

Xerxes - Mackey
Be Thou My Vision - Gillingham
Endurance - Mahr
Molly on the Shore - Grainger

February, 2019

Symphony No. 1 - Grimsley
Concerto for Trombone and Wind Symphony - Boysen

December, 2018 - Graduate Conducting Recital

First Suite in E-flat - Holst
Canzona - Mennin
Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away" - Grainger

November, 2018

Early Light - Bremer
To Build a Fire - Camphouse
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - Bernstein

October, 2018

Vientos y Tangos - Gandolfi
Colonial Song - Grainger
Symphony No. 2: "Voices" - Stephenson

May, 2018

Serenade No. 12 in C minor - Mozart
The Rising Sun - Vizzutti
Carnival of Venice - Staigers
And the grass sings in the meadows - Cross
Symphony No. 3 - Archer

February, 2018 - "1968"

Sparkle - Mahoney
Three Japanese Dances - Rogers
New Morning for the World - Schwanter

December, 2017 - Graduate Conducting Recital

American Salute - Gould
Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
El Camino Real - Reed
Dance Movements (II) - Sparke

November, 2017

Aloft! - Stamp
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, arr. Hunsberger
Symphony No. 6 - Boysen

October, 2017

George Washington Bridge - Schumann
Hermit Thrush at Eve - Beach, arr. Annicchiarico
"Scherzo alla Marcia"  from Symphony No. 8 - Vaughn Williams
Country Band March - Ives
Ecstatic Waters - Bryant

May, 2017

Steampunk Suite - Svanoe
Symphony No. 1 - Mahr
Musica Boema - Lukas

February, 2017 - Focus on Our Students

Suite from The Danserye - Susato
Rondino - Beethoven
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (I, II) - Dahl
Symphony No. 1 "Apollo" - Nelson

November, 2016

Smetana Fanfare - Husa
Gloriosa - Ito
Star Wars Trilogy - Williams, arr. Hunsberger

October, 2016

Symphony No. 3 "Tragic" - Barnes
Old Ben's Farm - Boysen

May, 2016

Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Bach, arr. Nowlin
Symphony No. 6 for Band - Persichetti
Deadline - Nowlin
Symphony No. 1 - Cravens

March, 2016

Symphony No. 3 - Kozhevnikov
Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away"  - Grainger
Adagio para Orquestra de Instrumentos de Viento - Rodrigo
In Wartime - Del Tredici

November, 2015

Steampunk Scenes - Svanoe
Huntingtower (Ballad for Band) - Respighi
Concerto for Alto Sax and Wind Ensemble -Young
As the Heart Dies - Frost
Music of the Spheres - Sparke

October, 2015

Imagine, if you will... - Mahr
Angels in the Architecture - Ticheli
Dionysiaques - Schmitt

April, 2015

Momentum - Blench
Vital Signs - Karrick
Symphony No. 2 - Barnes Chance
Comet Flash - Karrick
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, arr. Hunsberger
El Salon Mexico - Copland, arr. Svanoe

February, 2015 - Focus on UNH

March the Eighteenth - Cravens
The Solitary Dancer - Benson
Concertino - Chaminade
Jug Blues and Fat Pickin' - Freund

December, 2014 - Graduate Conducting Recital

Serenade in C minor, K. 388 for Wind Octet - Mozart
Divertimento for Brass and Percussion - Husa
Third Suite - Jager
Xerxes - Mackey

November, 2014 - Friends of UNH

Gvorkna Fanfare - Stamp
Watchman, Tell Us of the Night - Camphouse
Symphony No. 4 - Maslanka

October, 2014 - The Music of Michael Annicchiarico

Mythologies - Annicchiarico
The First Meeting House - Annicchiarico
Laughing Buddah - Annicchiarico
Landscapes - Annicchiarico

April 2014

Symphony in B-flat - Hindemith
Sanctuary - Ticheli
Symphony No. 2 "Genesis" - Gillingham

February, 2014 - A concert celebrating composers from UNH

Into Stark Relief - Gerry
An African Footprint - Cote
[untitled] for oboe and wind symphony - Vigil
Redline Tango -Mackey

November, 2013 - History of the Band

Octet in E-flat, Op. 103 - Beethoven
Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger
Vientos y Tangos - Gandolfi
Barnum and Bailey's Favorite - King

October, 2013 - A Centennial Celebration

Ballad for Band - Gould
The Rite of Spring - Stravinsky, trans. Vosbein

April, 2013

Buffalo Jump Ritual - Bukvich
Threnos - Bukvich
Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven - Bukvich
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne -Bukvich
Ballroom Portraits - Bukvich

February, 2013

Concerto for Bassoon - Jacob
Image in Stone - McNeff
Piano Variations - Copland
Academic Festival Rag - Kies
Symphony No. 2 - Ticheli

November, 2012

Adjustable Wrench - Torke
Theme and Variations - Schoenberg
4' 33"  - Cage
Quartets for Band and Voices - Cage
Star Wars Trilogy - Williams arr. Hunsberger

October, 2012

Symphony No. 6 - Persichetti
Symphony No. 6 - Boysen

April, 2012

Chamber Symphony No. 5 - Milhaud
Sinfonietta - Dahl
Symphony from Ivy Green - Dahl
Give Us This Day (Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble) - Maslanka

March, 2012

An Outdoor Overture - Copland
O Magnum Mysterium - Lauridsen
Eine Kleine Posaunenmusik - Schuller
Childrens March: "Over the Hills and Far Away" - Grainger
Distorted Visions - Blench

November, 2011

Hey! - Mahr
Bora Bora - Boerma
Resting in the Peach of His Hands - Gibson
Music for Prague 1968 - Husa

October, 2011

Canzon noni toni - Gabrieli
Sonata pian'e forte - Gabrieli
Serenade No. 12 in C minor K. 388 - Mozart
Her Old Man Was Suspicious - Wilder
She'll Be Seven in May - Wilder
It's Silk-Feel It! - Wilder
Overture to Candide - Bernstein
Four Colonial Country Dances - Curnow
Seven - Colonna
Grant Them Eternal Rest - Boysen

April, 2011

Petite Symphonie - Charle Gounod
Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (III) - Kennan
Tears - David Maslanka
Passacaglia (Homage on B-A-C-H) - Nelson

February, 2011

Fanfare for the Great Hall - Stamp
Ecstatic Waters - Bryant
Twilight of the Gods - Boysen

November, 2010

Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Bach, arr. Hunsberger
Danzon No. 2 -Marquez, arr. Boysen
The Year of the Dragon - Sparke

October, 2010

March from Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber - Hindemith
Music for 16 - Bourgault
Symphony No. 3 - Archer

April, 2010

if this is a man - Miles
Three Movements from Kaddish - Siegel, arr. Noyes
Suite from Holocaust - Gould

March, 2010

American Salute - Gould
All Full and Light - Gerry
A Song of Loudest Praise - Boysen
Hillandale Waltzes - Babin
Symphony for Band - Hindemith

December, 2009

Toccata Marziale - Vaughn Williams
Octet - Stravinsky
Old Home Days - Ives
Songs of the Gael - O'Donnell

November, 2009

Six Dances from "The Danserye" - Susato, arr. Iveson
Four Scottish Dances - Arnold, arr. Paynter
Dance Movements - Sparke

October, 2009

The Iron Mask - Annicchiarico

April, 2009 - Focus on Our Students

Symphony for Winds - Anderson
Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble (IV) - Rosauro
Endurance - Mahr
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (III) - Dahl
Serenade - Strauss
Souvenirs - Bonvouloir
Symphony No. 3 - Kozhevnikov

Publisher Recording, 2009

Diamond Celebration - Mahr
Momentium - Gazlay
Caribbean Days - Wojcik
Fortis - Gazlay
Heartland March - Edmondson
Conquest - Schmitt
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Boysen
On a Thomas Tallis Theme - Zdechlik

March, 2009

American Overture - Jenkins
Symphony No. 8 - Maslanka

December, 2008 - Music and War

A Fanfare for Our Latin American Allies - Cowell
Good Soldier Schweik Suite - Kurka
In Wartime - Del Tredici

November, 2008 - Music and Media

From a Dark Millenium - Schwantner
Orpheus and Eurydice - Boysen
Space Cat - Spede

October, 2008 - Symphonies for Band

Symphony No. 6 - Persichetti
Symphony No. 2 - Ticheli

April, 2008 - The Music of David Maslanka

Procession of the Academics - Maslanka
Golden Light - Maslanka
Give Us This Day - Maslanka
Mother Earth - Maslanka
Symphony No. 7 - Maslanka

Publisher Recording, 2008

Enchantment - Nowlin
Achievement -Gazlay
Inaugural Dances - Mahr
Splendor in the Oaks - Niehaus
Pathétique Adagio - Beethoven/Longfield

March, 2008

Joyride - Boysen
Vientos y Tangos - Gandolfi
Music for Prague 1968 - Husa

December, 2007 - Wind Chamber Music

Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
Serenade No. 12 in C minor - Mozart
Hector the Hero - Thibodeau
Music for Percussion, Organ, and Voices - Reich

November, 2007 - The British are Coming!

Second Suite in F - Holst
Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger
Samurai - Clarke

October, 2007 - Music by Women Composers

Early Light - Bremer
Anahita - Ethezady
Soundings - McTee

April, 2007

More Old Wine in New Bottles - Jacob
Concerto for Trombone (III) - Tyzik
Emblems - Copland
Symphony - Miles
Star Wars Trilogy - Williams

February, 2007

Sparkle - Mahoney
Three American Pieces - Foss
Symphony No. 3 - Barnes

December, 2006

Les Moutons de Panurge - Rzewski
Serenade in D minor - Dvorak

November, 2006

Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” - Williams
Beyond Autumn (Concerto for Horn) - Schwantner
La Fiesta Mexicana - Reed

October, 2006

Of Questions and Answers - Hultgren
Trauermusik - Wagner
Symphony No. 4 - Maslanka

April, 2006

Romeo and Juliet - Bourgault
Octandre - Varèse
Symphony No. 3 - Giannini
Symphony No. 1 - Levesque
Red Line Tango - Mackey

March, 2006

Smetana Fanfare - Husa
Foucault’s Pendulum - Miles
Heroes, Lost and Fallen - Gillingham
Chorale and Alleluia - Hanson
Concerto for Trombone and Wind Symphony - Boysen

December, 2005

Canzona - Mennin
Russian Funeral - Britten
Danza Final - Ginastera
First Suite in E Flat - Holst   
A Long Way From Home - Dobbins

November, 2005

Symphonic Fanfare - Camphouse
Fantasia on “Black is the Color of my True Love’s Hair” - Camphouse
Three London Miniatures - Camphouse
Salvation is Created - Tschesnokov
In Memoriam - Camphouse
Yosemite Autumn - Camphouse
A Movement for Rosa - Camphouse
To Build a Fire - Camphouse

October, 2005

...and the mountains rising nowhere - Schwantner
October - Whitacre
Three City Blocks - Harbison

April, 2005

Gavorkna Fanfare - Stamp
Concerto for Horn (III) - Gliere
Symphonies of Wind Instruments - Stravinsky
American Salute - Gould
Fanfare for the New - Montenegro
Selections from Happy End - Weill
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
Wedding Dance - Press

Honors Convocation, 2005

Divertimento - Persichetti

March, 2005

Symphony No. 2 for Band - Ticheli
Gazebo Dances - Corigliano
After a Gentle Rain - Iannaccone

December, 2004

Suite from Threepenny Opera - Weill
Octets - Wilder
Funeral March - Grieg

November, 2004

March from Symphonic Metamorphosis - Hindemith/Wilson
Apotheosis of this Earth - Husa
Colonial Song - Grainger

October, 2004

Symphony for Band - Hindemith
Musica Boema - Lukas
Joyride - Boysen

April, 2004

Midnight Carousel March - Gerry
Bandancing - Stamp
Molly on the Shore - Grainger
Cluster - Ciechomski
Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral - Wagner
Lieder, Leader (Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra) - Wilson

Honors Convocation, 2004

Suite Française - Milhaud

April, 2004

Mass - Bruckner

February, 2004

Messagio - Lukas
Rondino in E-flat - Beethoven
Santa Fe Saga - Gould
Four Grainger Songs - Grainger
‘S’aint Funk (patron saint of da groove) - Annicchiarico
Relentless - Boysen

December, 2003

Waking Angels - Gillingham
Symphony in Brass (I) - Ewazen
Concertino for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra - Andriessen

November, 2003

Awayday - Gorb
Adagio for winds and percussion - Bourgault
Symphony in E flat - Mahoney

October, 2003

Postcard - Ticheli
Symphony for Band - Persichetti
Cancion de Gesta - Brouwer

Chris Kies’ Recital, 2003

Scherzo (Over the Pavements) - Ives

May, 2003

March, op. 99 - Prokofiev
Symphony (On Death and Dying) - Blench
Tunbridge Fair - Piston
Aubade - Poulenc
Concertino - Weber
Sonata for Trumpet (III) - Kennan

Honors Convocation, 2003

Momentum - Blench
Three Chorale Preludes - Latham
Cajun Folk Songs II - Ticheli

March, 2003

A New Hampshire Fanfare - Levesque
Adagio - Rodrigo
Toccata Marziale - Vaughan Williams
Prelude in Eb minor - Shostakovich
Symphony No. 3 - Boysen
Samurai - Clarke

December, 2002

Octet - Stravinsky
Russian Funeral - Britten
Octet - Reinecke
A Rather Noisy Fanfare - Boysen

UNH Presidential Inauguration, 2002

A New Hampshire Fanfare - Levesque

November, 2002

A Child’s Garden of Dreams - Maslanka

October, 2002

Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments - Stravinsky
Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger
Passacaglia - Nelson

May, 2002

…that which feeds the soul… - Annicchiarico
Symphony No. 2 for Baritone, Winds and Percussion - Boysen
Paraphrase - Nielsen
Serenade - Dvorak
“Country Band” March - Ives

Honors Convocation, 2002

English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams

March, 2002

The Soaring Hawk - Mahr
Endurance - Mahr
Hey! - Mahr
Daydream - Mahr
Everyday Hero - Mahr
Imprints - Mahr
Sol Solator - Mahr
Hymn and Celebration - Mahr
The View from the Mountaintop - Mahr

December, 2001

Octet in F - Haydn
Fratres - Pärt
The Good Soldier Schweik Suite - Kurka

November, 2001

Festive Overture - Shostakovich
In Evening’s Stillness… - Schwantner
Russian Christmas Music - Reed

October, 2001

American Overture - Jenkins
Concerto for Alto Saxophone - Husa
Symphony No. 3 - Giannini

April, 2001

Emblems - Copland
Echoes - Cobuccio
Chester - Schuman
And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest - Duffy
Les Coleurs Fauves - Husa
Pulsar - Cannon

February, 2001

Old Wine in New Bottles - Jacob
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (III) - Dahl
Celebrations - Zdechlik
Adagio - Boysen
Over One Hundred Years - Paulus

December, 2000

Canzona - McCabe
Divertimento in C Major, K. 188 - Mozart
Serenade in E flat - Strauss
Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 381 - Mozart
Divertimento for Brass and Percussion -Husa

November, 2000

Aloft! - Stamp
Mobile - Dickinson
Divertimento - Stamp
Peterloo Overture - Arnold

October, 2000

Ceremonial Fanfare - Copland
The Solitary Dancer - Benson
Symphony No. 4 -Maslanka

May, 2000

Tiresias - Levesque
Bradbury - Gerry
Mysterious Dreams, Thoughts and Excursions - Heaton
Concerto for Trombone and Band - Grondahl
Profanation - Bernstein
Variants on a Medieval Tune - Dello Joio

April, 2000

Mass - Stravinsky

March, 2000

Sonatine in F - Strauss
Octet - Beethoven

February, 2000

All that Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord - Clausen/Lalos
Canzon duo decimi toni à 10 (No. 4) - Gabrieli
Elegy for a Young American - LoPresti
Musica Boema - Lukas
Laude - Hanson

December, 1999

Six Dances from the Danseyre - Susato
Serenade No. 1 - Persichetti
Octet - Beethoven
Waking Angels - Gillingham

November, 1999

Desi - Daugherty
Canzona - Mennin
Molly on the Shore - Grainger
Symphony No. 2 - Chance

October, 1999

The Coronation of Boris Godunov - Mussorgsky/Levesque
Trauermusik - Wagner
Scherzo - Boysen
Symphony in B-flat - Hindemith

May, 1999

Symphony for Winds and Percussion - Boysen
Masquerade - Persichetti
Overture to Torn Curtain - Murphy
Flower Sketches - Dignan
Octet - Stravinsky
Chanson et Danses - D’Indy
Wedding Dance - Press

February, 1999

Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland
Suite Française - Poulenc
Symphonies of Wind Instruments - Stravinsky
Sonata for Trumpet - Kennan
Serenade - Hanson
The Red Pony - Copland
Original Suite - Jacob

November, 1998

After a Gentle Rain - Iannaccone
Adagio - Rodrigo
Zion - Welcher
Op. 23, no.1 - Schoenberg
Serenade No. 11 - Mozart
Ceremonies - Zwilich

October, 1998

Petite Symphonie - Gounod
Come, Sweet Death - Bach/Reed
Endurance - Mahr
From a Dark Millenium - Schwantner
Slava! - Bernstein