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Joy in All Things

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: JFH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

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


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Program Notes

The uplifting, hymn-based work Joy in All Things begins with a series of brass fanfares. The percussion interludes and woodwind flourishes emphasize the intensity of the opener which seems to drive the listener forward to a lighter, more meditative center. The closer brings us back to the exuberant joy and fanfare expressed at the beginning of this piece.

-Program Note by Amador Valley High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 19 December 2013

This jubilant work is based on the hymn Come, Christians, Join to Sing. The theme is exuberantly presented with brilliant brass flourishes, before tapering to an expressive off-stage flute solo. The hymn returns at a brisk tempo and builds to a stunning finish. Truly a joyful piece!

- Program Note by publisher

This exuberant expression of joy begins with a series of brass fanfares punctuated by percussion interludes and woodwind flourishes. Moving between bold multi-meter sections and lighter passages, the opening music propels forward until a reflective center section arrives, featuring solos for onstage and offstage flutes. The end of the work brings back all the intensity of the opening along with expanded fanfares and multi meter passages.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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