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Forever

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


The title is actually punctuated with ellipses: Forever...


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music

Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This powerful and contemplative lyrical work explores a wealth of emotions. Beginning in a very subdued manner, the music slowly and steadily builds, becoming more and more uplifting throughout. Deceptive key changes lead into actual ones, shattering the perception of the listener and leaving nothing but raw emotion.

-Program Note by publisher


Gregory Mantone was an all-state and all-eastern euphonium player who grew up on Long Island, New York. He was majoring in music at Ithaca College when a tragic car accident took his life. He was the product of the Mt. Sinai School District, a small district on Long Island where his father is still the Director of Music and Applied Arts.

As with any piece of this nature, it finds its form through a wealth of emotions. In this particular case, the composer was asked to explore music of a lyrical nature that would become more uplifting as it developed — and so began the process of writing Forever... In many ways, the title seems incredibly appropriate as it implies that the piece will continue to be uplifting long after the music ends.

-Program Note by the Canyon Ridge Middle School Honor Band


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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