Gateways (Balmages)

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (solo); III-1/2 (ensemble) (See Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
Two Soloist Parts (may be any two instruments)
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The concept of this piece began with Jonathan Hills and Lauren Collister, two trombonists who met while playing in a community band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over time, they eventually got engaged and wanted to commission a piece of music to celebrate. The title, Gateways, is symbolic of how we often walk through gateways in life that take us from one stage of life to the next. The piece is obviously special to Jon and Lauren as they have passed through their own gateway. They are very excited to be able to share this with the rest of the world now, in hopes that it will help countless others begin the journey through their own gateways.

- Program Note adapted from composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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