Fire's Fury, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anvil (or Brake Drum)
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • China Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The title of this work conveys everything about the music: the idea of something being so powerful that it is hard to control, seemingly unpredictable, aggressive, fast moving, and unstable. All those thoughts are explored throughout as powerful percussion elements combine with dissonant intervals in the winds. My goal with this piece was to create something that sounded complex and had a natural amount of melodic and rhythmic development; however, I wanted the piece to be approachable by beginning bands.

The piece was commissioned by the F.E. Peacock Middle School Bands (Itasca, Illinois) under the direction of Timothy Loest. The commission was generously sponsored by the JCS fund, Young People's Music Initiative.

- Program Note by composer


Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


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