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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


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General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo B-flat Soprano Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This concerto for soprano saxophone and wind ensemble is based on the tragedy of the Apollo 1 mission, in which a fire swept through the command module during a preflight test on January 27, 1967. All three astronauts onboard were killed, including Gus Grissom, the commander. This work makes extensive use of contemporary sounds and effects, seeking to portray the events of that day as experienced by Grissom himself (the work is dedicated to the memory of Grissom). Absolutely stunning writing for both soloist and ensemble, this work is a wonderful addition to the repertoire.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Balmages, B. (2008). Apollo [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website Accessed 15 September 2020