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Midnight Sky

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


This work is the second movement of Balmages's Midnight Suite.


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This incredibly expressive lyrical work has a mature sound, contemporary harmonies, and intricate textures. Approachable by the youngest of bands yet more than appropriate for middle school bands as well. As a bonus, the work comes with three chorales (each with a particular teaching concept) to further develop sound and intonation.

- Program Note by publisher


Midnight Sky is a beautiful moment of musical solitude in which listeners close their eyes and imagine a quiet moment under the stars, uninterrupted by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We often forget to embrace those moments of peace and tranquility. This work seeks to bring that calmness back into our lives.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP V
  • South Carolina: I


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Balmages, B. (2006). Midnight Sky : From Midnight Suite [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.