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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

Subtitle: For Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canzonique Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $13.00


Full Score
Solo Horn
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Congas
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Inspired by the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire (or Volcano Goddess) by the same name. She was passionate, volatile, and capricious. This lyrical work is an emotional rollercoaster in which we experience a glimpse of her personality, from her quiet moments to her most violent.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wind Symphony of Clovis (Calif.) (Gary Gilroy, conductor; Elisha Wilson, horn) – 29 April 2018
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Ramiro Barrera, conductor; Elisha Wilson, horn) – 11 May 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul Popiel, conductor; Paul Stevens, horn) – 20 October 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Balmages, B. (2004). Pele: For Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble [score]. Canzonique Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.