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Comet Ride

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
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
F Horn
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Based on the Deep Impact mission in which scientists crashed a probe into a comet at approximately 23,000 mph, the composer writes, "So what would it be like if someone could actually grab on to one of these comets and take a ride through the solar system?" Conveying that very feeling, the work begins with a sighting of the comet, then takes off on a wild roller-coaster ride, including glimpses of the sheer beauty of outer space.

Comet Ride was commissioned by the Haycock Elementary Band, Falls Church, Virginia, Brand Zimmerman and Dan Hastings, directors.


-Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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