From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration c. 5:05
Difficulty II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher FJH Music Company
Cost Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00; (digital) - $11.00


1. Orion (the Hunter) – 2:05
2. Draco (The Dragon) – 1:15
3. Pegasus (The Winged Horse) – 1:45


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Lion's Roar (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-Tom (2: low and floor)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This three-movement programmatic work is based on various constellations and their Greek mythologies. Movements include Orion (The Hunter), Draco (The Dragon), and Pegasus (The Winged Horse). The opening movement paints a picture of the night sky before introducing the mighty Orion. The second movement depicts the fiery dragon and its fierce triple row of teeth. (An optional lion's roar enhances the movement.) The final movement takes listeners on a flight with Pegasus, beginning with a fast gallop on the ground before the magnificent animal takes flight.

Starscapes was commissioned by the Tar River Choral and Orchestra Society and the RBC Centura Bank for the Nash-Rock Mount, North Carolina Middle School Honors Band.

- Program Note from publisher

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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Keith A. Wharton) – 18 March 2018

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