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Comet Ride

From Wind Repertory Project
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
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (doubles trombone)
Tuba
Timpani (Opt.)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • 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 from Publisher Web-site


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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