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Andrew M. Boss (born 1988) is an American composer. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas and his masters at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. His teachers include Dan Welcher, Donald Grantham, Russell Pinkston, Kevin Puts, Daniel Crozier, and Donald Waxman. Boss's work, Tetelestai, was commissioned by Jerry Junkin and the University of Texas Wind ensemble and premiered in November 2014. The work reflects the feelings and emotions behind the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The work has received its Australian premiere by John Lynch and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony in September 2015.
Another notable work is his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Small Chamber Orchestra, commissioned by Jordan Randall Smith and Symphony Number One. This work, written for soloist Sean Meyers, was premiered on September 2015 and critically acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun.
His Sonata-Fantasie for Violin and Piano was premiered by the composer and his wife, Yaesolji Shin, at the Florida State Music Teachers Association Conference in Miami, Florida in October 2017.
Among his other notable works for wind ensemble include Moments of Silence. This work was written for Eddie Smith and dedicated toward the victims of the deadly San Bernardino shooting. It was premiered at the San Bernardino County Music Teachers Association Concert with victims and friends present. His works for winds have received significant attention and repeat performances by wind conductors.
- Rocky Point Holiday
- Lincolnshire Posy, I. Lisbon
- Lincolnshire Posy, VI. The Lost Lady Found
- Star Spangled Banner
- Lincolnshire Posy, II. Horkstow Grange
- Marche Joyeuse
- Tarantella from Symphony No. 1
- Lincolnshire Posy, III. Rufford Park Poachers
- Millennium Canons
- Lincolnshire Posy, IV. The Brisk Young Soldier
- Paganini in Metropolis for Clarinet and Wind Symphony
- Lincolnshire Posy, V. Lord Melbourne