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Shrine of the Fallen

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

Subtitle: (Kiev, 2014)

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Floor Tom
  • Gong, small
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Tom-Tom (2)x
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

SATB (Reproducible)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written in response to the tragic events in Kiev in 2014, this music draws on the old Ukrainian folk song Plyve Kacha, which became an anthem for many protestors as a symbol of national pride while also mourning the fallen. Described by the composer as Arabian Dances meets Moscow, 1941, the music is incredibly powerful yet introspective. Quotes of the Ukrainian national anthem add to the intensity of the music, which features the instrumentalists singing in four-part harmony at the very end of the piece.

- Program Note by publisher

Commissioned by the Dauphin Community Band, Dauphin, Manitoba (Canada); Taylor Schmidt, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 71/10 (May 2017), p. 34.