From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Based entirely on a two-note motif (minor 3rd), Reverberations explores the concept of sound as it echoes throughout the ensemble. The piece opens and closes with the same two pitches, which appear throughout the work while timbres and harmonies constantly change and evolve. While many references to minimalism do exist, the music does not strictly adhere to that style. This motif persists in reverberating throughout the ensemble.

Reverberations was commissioned by the University of Georgia (John Lynch, director of Bands; Gregg Gausline, Associate Director of Bands) and premiered by the 2008 Midwest Honor Band with the composer conducting.

- Program Note from Carrollton Wind Symphony concert program, 21 December 2018

This explosive short concert fanfare explores various sounds as they echo throughout the ensemble. Based entirely on a two-note motif, the music makes use of minimalist techniques while adding fanfare themes and an extensive percussion backdrop. The end of the work reverses the direction of the motif as the woodwinds echo each other while the brass present the final powerful statements.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High School Band Class D
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Balmages, B. (2009). Reverberations [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website Accessed 15 September 2020