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Rhythms and Riffs

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals (china, crash and ride)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Rhythm becomes the focus of this contemporary work that is extremely suitable for contest or festival. As the title suggests, various grooves and riffs are built into the ensemble throughout as the piece develops harmonically, melodically, and rhythmically. Extremely interesting and a welcome approach for bands at this level, this contemporary work is likely to be the most memorable portion of your concert or festival performance.

Rhythms and Riffs was commissioned by the Iowa Bandmasters Associations for the All-Iowa Eighth Grade Honor Band.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Troy Middle School (Joliet-Shorewood, Ill.) (William Goetz, conductor) – 28 April 2016


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