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Incantation and Ritual (Balmages)

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


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
F Horn
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This fantastic work conjures up images of an ancient tribal gathering. The opening's mysterious Incantation uses a soft, chant-like melody with slight intrusions by the percussion, foreshadowing the intense ritual to follow. As the opening builds, the driving beat of the ritual takes over with great fire. Percussion infuses this work with relentless energy as the piece draws to a powerful conclusion.

Incantation and Ritual was commissioned by the East Stroudsburg (Penn.) School District South Combined Fifth Grade Band, Melody Schamp and Kaytye Clogg, directors.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

Georgia: I
Indiana: Junior Band Group III
Mississippi: 2A
North Carolina: I
South Carolina: I
Tennessee: II
West Virginia: I


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