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African Journey

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Influenced by the power of the drum, African Journey explores the fascinating sounds often associated with ceremonies and rituals of tribal Africa. After a bold introduction by the lower pitched instruments and percussion, a chant-like melody emanates from the upper voices; this melody continues to appear in fragments throughout the piece. The intense rhythms suddenly subside into a soft and lyrical passage. The piece builds in energy as it moves toward the journey's powerful conclusion.

Program Note from composer


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