Radiance (Balmages)

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: I (See Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Bells I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbal
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title and its meaning come from the dedication of the work. Commissioned by the Dallastown Area Intermediate School (York, Penn.), the work was written to honor band director Richard Auen on the occasion of his upcoming retirement. Radiance speaks to the light that he has shone on students for decades and will continue to shine long after he retires.

Built entirely around a motif based on two notes, this spirited work relies heavily on texture (specifically, metallic percussion instruments) and is designed to reflect the title of the work. It uses three sets of bells, which are separated behind the ensemble ). The vibraphone part can be performed by up to three people on a single instrument. While not overly melodically based, the first motif in the woodwinds establishes the basis for the entire work.

- Program Note adapted from composer


State Ratings

Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class M


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