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Chant and Savage Dance

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


Subtitle: Processional for Band


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score - $8.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Maracas
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Contemporary harmonies and interesting colors are at the center of this innovative work. While well within the ability of young musicians, this piece has an uncharacteristically mature sound that will captivate your audience. After a mesmerizing lyrical opening, percussion begins the savage dance that grows more and more powerful as the piece progresses. Optional percussionists throughout the audience can enhance the entire experience as the dancers continue till utter exhaustion and collapse to the ground

Chant and Savage Dance was commissioned by the Woodland Regional High School Band, Beacon Falls, Connecticut, Patricia Cornett, Director.


- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Middle School Stewart Honor Band (John R. Stewart, conductor) – 30 January 2020
  • Arroyo Grande High School (California) Concert Band (Anthony Yi, conductor) - 3 June 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Balmages, B. (2005). Chant and Savage Dance: Processional for Band [score]. FJH Music Co.: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Brian Balmages website