Journey By Night

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat 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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Journey by Night investigates a phenomenon common to all mankind: dreams. Sudden changes in tempo, dynamics, and mood represent the random sequence of events in a dream. The opening motive is repeated three times throughout the work, indicating several stages in the dream sequence. The fanfare represents the intensity with which dreams can come and go. This dramatic new composition runs the gamut of the emotional spectrum, demanding the full range of performance skills.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

North Carolina: VI
Tennessee: IV
Virginia: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Riverside (Painesville, Ohio) High School Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - January 2017
  • Riverside (Painesville, Ohio) High School Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 2006

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