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Fire's Fury, The

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anvil (or Brake Drum)
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • China Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this work conveys everything about the music: the idea of something being so powerful that it is hard to control, seemingly unpredictable, aggressive, fast moving, and unstable. All those thoughts are explored throughout as powerful percussion elements combine with dissonant intervals in the winds. My goal with this piece was to create something that sounded complex and had a natural amount of melodic and rhythmic development; however, I wanted the piece to be approachable by beginning bands.

The piece was commissioned by the F.E. Peacock Middle School Bands (Itasca, Illinois) under the direction of Timothy Loest. The commission was generously sponsored by the JCS fund, Young People's Music Initiative.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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