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Homage to Bharat

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

Subtitle: Reflections of India

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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 Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimta
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Dohl
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tabla (optional)
  • Talking Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Explore the colorful and exotic sounds of India with elements of modern Indian pop, similar to the Bollywood sound. Using a wealth of authentic instruments, including suggestions for alternatives, the music has a unique and colorful sound that seemingly jumps off the page. From ethereal to energetic, powerful to infectious, this piece will shatter your audience's expectations of the sounds a concert band is capable of producing.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (David Diggs, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Scott Muntefering, conductor) – 6 April 2019
  • Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Shane Macklin, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • Red River High School (Grand Forks, N.D.) Symphonic Band (David Christianson, conductor)– 26 November 2018

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