Groove Music

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Cowbell (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As suggested in its title, Groove Music is a work that focuses on various combinations of rhythms. The first section introduces the groove, layering instruments and changing textures. A thicker, more playful groove is introduced in the second section. Both ideas come together in the final section, concluding with a spectacular wall of color and rhythm.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


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  • Westmont (Ill.) High School (Hank Vaughan, conductor) – 28 April 2016
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Timothy M. Smith, conductor) – 18 October 2015
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