“Song for My Children” Rehearsals

Rehearsal 1 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Highlights of this rehearsal include:

  • first reading of a large section of the composition
  • suggestions to aid rehearsal of this composition
  • re-starting (ensemble dissatisfaction with quality of start) and navigating mechanics

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Rehearsal 2 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Highlights of this rehearsal include:

  • struggling starting
  • playing of a larger section of the composition
  • exploration of physical leadership of ritardando
  • initial exploration of ensemble accelerandos
  • assessment of rehearsal and planning for the next rehearsal

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High definition video


Rehearsal 3 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Highlights of this rehearsal include:

  • extended rehearsal of accelerando passage, including the use of different strategies to accomplish a quality accelerando
  • successful criticism of peers
  • re-contextualization of accelerando

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Boysen rehearsal 3 in Full HD


Rehearsal 4 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Highlights of this rehearsal video include:

  • balance of melodic material at arrival
  • detailed rehearsal of concluding section of composition

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High definition video of rehearsal


Rehearsal 4 run-through – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

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High Definition video of performance


Rehearsal 5, Part 1 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Rehearsal 5: part 1

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Rehearsal 5, Part 2 – Song for My Children by Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Boysen rehearsal 5: Part 2
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One thought on ““Song for My Children” Rehearsals

  1. Thank you so much for a wonderful clinic/performance at Midwest, great music making by all involved!

    D. Jennison
    Associate Director of Bands
    Westwood HS
    Austin, TX

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