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Among the Clouds

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

More than a third of the dreaming population reports having had at least one flying dream. While anyone can have them, they tend to occur in people who are especially creative and imaginative. Of particular interest are lucid dreamers, those who are actually aware they are dreaming and can then control their actions while inside the dream.

Among the Clouds takes us into the minds of these lucid dreamers as they drift off to sleep and wake up in a dream where they own the skies.

-Program Notes from Publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia - IV
  • Maryland - III
  • Mississippi - Class 3A
  • North Carolina - IV
  • South Carolina - IV
  • Tennesse - III
  • Louisiana - II
  • West Virginia - III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Benedictine College (Atchison, Ks.) Symphonic Band (Jennifer Whyte, conductor) - 25 April 2021
  • Wilmot (Wisc.) High School Wind Ensemble (John Sorensen, conductor) – 11 December 2019
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Charles Thai, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Campus Band (Connor Fetting, conductor) - 25 April 2018
  • Hopatcong (N.J.) High School Wind Ensemble – 25 March 2018
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 11 March 2009

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Balmages, B. (2004). Among the Clouds [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website Accessed 15 September 2020