Jungle Dance (Flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2011 / 2022
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute/Piccolo
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet/Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone/E-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone/E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone/Baritone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone/Alto Clarinet
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone/Euphonium
  • Violincello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet/Contrabass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone/Contra-alto Clarinet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass

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

  • Agogo Bells
  • Cabasa
  • China Cymbal
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-toms
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This captivating musical celebration portrays the strong energy of all life in a jungle. The piece cleverly uses a melody that never changes throughout the entire work — rather, all the surrounding harmonies and textures constantly evolve as the music develops. Ultimately, the melody is layered on top of itself numerous times along with the countermelodies that have been heard throughout the work. A large battery of percussion completes the orchestration.

- Program Note from publisher


Jungle Dance is a new type of piece for me. It depicts a celebration in the middle of a jungle. It is not specific to people -- it actually represents the celebration of all living things -- animals, plants, and people -- all coming together in a high energy celebration of life and nature. The melody itself is quite infectious and is treated as a passacaglia... The melody repeats constantly while the textures, rhythms and harmonies around it change and develop.

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by the Lawton C. Johnson Middle School Bands, Summit, New Jersey; Michelle Brick, director.

- Program Note from score


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