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Fusion

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 8:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $16.00


Movements

1. Overture
2. Ballad
3. Fusion


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Just as its title suggests, this three-movement contemporary work draws from various types of pop music and dance forms, and sets them in a symphonic framework. The opening movement, Overture, is a short fanfare based loosely on Irish dance rhythms and melodies. The second movement, Ballad, receives its inspiration from various aspects of pop ballads, though no direct references are made. Dense harmonies and interesting textures play an important role throughout the movement. The final movement, Fusion, is a literal combination of rock, funk, swing, and classical in a contemporary setting.

Fusion was commissioned by the Highland High School Wind Ensemble (Gilbert, Arizona), Eric Haenfler, director.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Champion High School (Warren, Ohio) Symphonic Band (Tyler Husosky, conductor) – 22 February 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Concert Band (Benjamin Rochford, conductor) – 12 December 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Marykatheryne E. Kuhne, conductor) – 16 November 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 21 April 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources