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Rise of the Bladesmith

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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 1:15
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum (or Anvil)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Rise of the Bladesmith conjures images of a master craftsman forging the perfect sword. The dramatic music portrays the intense heat and the relentless pounding as the magnificent blade slowly begins to take shape. The slight reference to the Dies Irae helps convey the image of glowing metal, which almost seems to resemble molten lava.

- Program note by composer


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