Broken Marionette, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This fun and somewhat whimsical dance depicts a broken marionette that is attempting to dance, but because of tangled strings and other problems, is not able to do so properly. As quickly as the second measure, strings begin to tangle and the music portrays the struggles of the broken marionette. Eventually, it appears that the marionette has found its way, only to unravel completely as the music seeks to convey the final awkward movements of this poor character as the curtain comes down. One last “hurrah” helps put a smile on the faces in the audience just before the curtain closes.

The Broken Marionette was commissioned by the Roseville Area Summer Band Program (Roseville, Minnesota) and their directors, Joe Churchich, Aaron Freed, and Katie Hauser.

- Program Note from Composer


Media


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