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Eagles Among Us

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bar Chimes
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Strings


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally commissioned for combined band and string orchestra, Eagles Among Us is a powerful overture-style work with cinematic overtones. The music reflects the vision of the world from the eyes of an eagle in flight. The music includes dramatic fanfares juxtaposed with moments of lyricism that range from calming to soaring. The title comes from the name of the commissioning school, Eagle Ridge Middle School, and seeks to portray the majestic qualities of this magnificent creature.

Eagles Among Us is orchestrated in a unique way to provide many different performance opportunities. It can obviously be performed by full band and string orchestra, but can also be performed by band alone if students play all of the string cues included in their parts. Finally, the work can be performed by full orchestra (omitting bass clarinet, all saxophones and euphonium). In all three cases, the work will sound complete without the need for any rewriting.

Eagles Among Us was commissioned by the Eagle Ridge Middle School Band and Orchestra (Ashburn, Virginia), Kelley Vaeth and Erin Stavropulos, directors.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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