Infinite Hope

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block, high
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King, jr.

Infinite Hope was commissioned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA). It was premiered by the United States Coast Guard Band at the TBA Convention in San Antonio.

About the piece the composer writes:

Inspired by the juxtaposition of uncertainty and boundless optimism, Infinite Hope seeks to forge a path of faith, trust, belief, and assurance amidst a world of chaos. It reminds us that hopes and dreams are all around us, and that, as Robert Fulghum said, "...hope always triumphs over experience." At some point in life, most of us experience moments that truly test our resolve -- either as individuals or as a society. Despite those tests, we can always look inward and outward -- and refuel on the hopes within ourselves and in others. And in that very moment, we find ourselves sharing in the magic of infinite hope.

- Program Note from University of Georgia Hodgson Symphonic Band concert program, 24 September 2018


State Ratings

  • Alabama: BB
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Wisconsin: A


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Desert Winds Freedom Band (Palm Springs, Calif.) (Dean McDowell, conductor) - 26 February 2022
  • Farmington (Minn.) High School Wind Ensemble (Erin Holmes, conductor) - 11 February 2021
  • Gateway Concert Band (Enumclaw, Wash.) (John Prindle, conductor) – 11 March 2019
  • Boston University (Mass.) Concert Band (Jennifer Bill, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Brian Chaplow, conductor) – 24 September 2018
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor) – 21 July 2017 (Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, Texas)

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