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Shadows Unleashed

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH MUsic

Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bar Chimes
  • Maracas
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom (optional)
  • Triangle

Piano


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Exuding a dark and somewhat mischievous character, Shadows Unleashed paints a picture of shadows moving into and out of darkness as they carry on a ritualistic dance. At times the music sounds playful; yet at other times it takes on a more sinister character. As the shadows are “unleashed” by various instruments, they continue their ritualistic dance, the energy of the piece increases as well. Dissonances become more prevalent, and vocal effects enhance the contemporary nature of the piece.

-Program Note by Creekside Middle School Wind Symphony


The dark and mischievous world of shadows is painted in a vivid musical picture. The flutes ominously introduce the shadow theme, which develops into a ritualistic dance. Erupting out of the darkness, the driving music continues feeding on itself as it moves to a dramatic finish.

-Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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