Joy in All Things

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bar Chimes
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The uplifting, hymn-based work Joy in All Things begins with a series of brass fanfares. The percussion interludes and woodwind flourishes emphasize the intensity of the opener which seems to drive the listener forward to a lighter, more meditative center. The closer brings us back to the exuberant joy and fanfare expressed at the beginning of this piece.

-Program Note by Amador Valley High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 19 December 2013

This jubilant work is based on the hymn Come, Christians, Join to Sing. The theme is exuberantly presented with brilliant brass flourishes, before tapering to an expressive off-stage flute solo. The hymn returns at a brisk tempo and builds to a stunning finish. Truly a joyful piece!

- Program Note from publisher

This exuberant expression of joy begins with a series of brass fanfares punctuated by percussion interludes and woodwind flourishes. Moving between bold multi-meter sections and lighter passages, the opening music propels forward until a reflective center section arrives, featuring solos for onstage and offstage flutes. The end of the work brings back all the intensity of the opening along with expanded fanfares and multi meter passages.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: V


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  • Concordia University Wisconsin (Mequon) University Band (Louis Menchaca, conductor) - 21 April 2023
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Scott Muntefering, conductor) – 2 February 2019
  • Taber Community Wind Ensemble (Portland, Ore.) (Gene Burton, conductor) – 16 November 2019
  • McPherson (Kan.) College Concert Band (Kyle Hopkins, conductor) – 28 March 2019
  • Roberts Wesleyan College (Chili, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Paul Shewan, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Bakersfield (Calif.) Winds (John Biller, conductor)– 19 November 2018
  • West Virginia University, Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) - 17 April 2018
  • University of South Alabama Symphonic Band (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 27 September 2016
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy Texas) (Bob Bryant, conductor) 24 April 2016
  • Amador Valley High School (Pleasanton, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 19 December 2013 (2013 Midwest Clinic)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro Summer Music Camp Aycock Senior Band (Neil Underwood, conductor) - Summer 2012

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