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Smithsonian Suite

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

Subtitle: A National Museum Tour

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:57
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


1. Natural History - 1:46
2. American Indian - 1:12
3. African Art - 1:06
4. Air and Space - 1:48


Full Score
B-flat Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
F Horn
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This four-movement multicultural suite provides a wealth of teaching and performance opportunities, especially at the beginning level. Each movement is based on a Smithsonian National Museum in Washington D.C. (Natural History, American Indian, African Art, and Air and Space). These movements can easily be performed separately. In addition to cross-curriculum teaching, the opening theme is slightly altered in each movement, teaching the concept of variations.

-Program note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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