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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score - $17.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Embark on a thrill ride that progresses through different stages of motion. Sections include Perpetual Motion; Locomotion (based on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway stationed in the town that commissioned the work), and Commotion. This final fugal section, based on a minor version of the opening theme, constantly builds and transforms as the work moves toward a fierce conclusion.

Motion was commissioned by the Fannin County Band Booster Club for the Fannin County High School Band (Blue Ridge, Georgia), Elden and Wanda Moates, directors.

- Program Note from Publisher Website


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Morristown, N.J.) (Matthew J. Paterno, conductor) - 3 April 2022
  • Brookwood High School (Snellville, Ga.) Symphonic Winds (Elden Moates, conductor) - 25 January 2019 (GMEA In-Service Conference)
  • Cameron (Mo.) Municipal Band (Ann Goodwin Clark, conductor) – 19 June 2016 (Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention)
  • Kennesaw Mountain High School (Kennesaw, Ga.) Wind Symphony (Jeff Harper, conductor) – 20 December 2006 (2006 Midwest Clinic)

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