Silence Overwhelmed

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score - $6.00


Full Score
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, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This mature lyrical work uses complex harmonies and textures amidst a sea of colors and timbres. Great opportunities for chamber playing exist throughout, with solos provided for oboe (cued elsewhere) and trumpet. From the softest and darkest of sounds to the most powerful and soaring lines, this work is certain to take you on an incredible emotional journey.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the South Carolina Collegiate Honor Band, James L. Tully, SC-CBDNA Chair; Richard Clary, guest conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Maryland: V
  • South Carolina: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) – 29 February 2020
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Alyssa Comeau, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Wind Ensemble (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 28 October 2018
  • Los Alamos (N.M.) Community Winds (Ted Vives, conductor) - 18 October 2014
  • Hartt School of Music Community Division's Capitol Symphonic Winds (Gary Partridge, conductor) - 7 May 2014
  • University of Mississippi (Oxford) Symphonic Band (Brian Taylor, conductor) – 26 February 2010 (CBDNA 2010 Southern Division Conference, Oxford, Miss.)

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