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Of Emperors and Chariots

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.50

Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam (shared)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

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Program Notes

Of Emperors and Chariots is a dramatic fanfare. It was written to capture the building excitement of the parade before the Roman circuses' popular games that were held in ancient Rome. These games included chariot races that were often violent and deadly.

The opening fanfare represents the start of the games, at which point the parade began. During the parade, the excitement of the crowd would grow enormously in anticipation of the first chariot race.

- Program Note from score


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