Industrial Loops

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Flexatone
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based on the rhythmic drive of a factory underscored with a series of musical ensemble "loops," this piece explores the combination of organic and inorganic sounds. Inventive percussive and vocal effects are layered as the groove develops into more complex sounds while a bluesy element creates a blue-collar vibe. A series of micro-climaxes ultimately explode in a flurry of intensity for a dramatic close.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Linwood, New Jersey; Keith W. Hodgson, conductor.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Wooster (Ohio) High School Symphonic Band (Craig French, conductor) - 30 January 2022 (Severance Music Center, Cleveland)
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (John Goforth, conductor) - 22 November 2020
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 1 March 2019
  • Gettysburg (Penn.) College Symphony Band (Russell McCutcheon, conductor) – 16 November 2018
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Symphony Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) - 26 February 2018
  • Jourdanton (Tx.) High School Wind Symphony (Babatunde Onibud, conductor) - 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • South Jersey Wind Ensemble (Linwood) (Keith W. Hodgson, conductor) – 24 April 2017 *Premiere Performance*'

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