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Tears of Arizona, The

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


Subtitle: Pearl Harbor Remembered


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Floor Tom
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (2)
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the music begins very solemnly, referring to the "tears" of oil that continue to be shed daily by the sunken ship. The section The Pride of Arizona moves past the tears and to the pride of the crew members and the feeling of the "spirit of aloha." Percussion loosely imitates the groove of a luau, yet is juxtaposed with moments of pause and reflection. The final statement feels incomplete, reminding the audience that the tears have not stopped flowing.

- Program Note from publisher


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP III
  • Louisiana: I
  • North Carolina: II
  • Texas: I. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Balmages, B. (2016). The Tears of Arizona: (Pearl Harbor Remembered) [score]. FJH Music Company: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website Accessed 8 August 2021
  • Perusal score