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Reverberations

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Based entirely on a two-note motif (minor 3rd), Reverberations explores the concept of sound as it echoes throughout the ensemble. The piece opens and closes with the same two pitches, which appear throughout the work while timbres and harmonies constantly change and evolve. While many references to minimalism do exist, the music does not strictly adhere to that style. This motif persists in reverberating throughout the ensemble.

Reverberations was commissioned by the University of Georgia (John Lynch, director of Bands; Gregg Gausline, Associate Director of Bands) and premiered by the 2008 Midwest Honor Band with the composer conducting.

- Program Note from Carrollton Wind Symphony concert program, 21 December 2018


This explosive short concert fanfare explores various sounds as they echo throughout the ensemble. Based entirely on a two-note motif, the music makes use of minimalist techniques while adding fanfare themes and an extensive percussion backdrop. The end of the work reverses the direction of the motif as the woodwinds echo each other while the brass present the final powerful statements.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High School Band Class D
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Balmages, B. (2009). Reverberations [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.