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Journey for a Soldier

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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-IV-V
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The lyrical lines of this heart-wrenching composition were inspired by a letter from an eight-year-old girl to a soldier overseas. Using elements of Brahm's Lullaby, Eternal Father Strong to Save, and Echo Taps, it tells the story of a father with incredible courage, yet he also longs to be able to tuck his daughter in at night.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, South Central District.

- Program Note from score


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