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Spirit of the Stallion

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Inspired by the powerful and magnificent stallion, the music conjures sentiments of pride, strength, daring and sheer power of will. Through simple yet compelling meter changes, one can feel the stallion galloping as it goes through a series of changing moods – from bold to graceful and fierce to humble.

- Program Note by publisher


As the title suggests, Spirit of the Stallion is a piece inspired by the powerful and magnificent stallion. The music conjures sentiments of pride, strength, daring and sheer power of will. It reflects these qualities and engages the listener in a wall of sonic colors combined with simple yet powerful meter changes. One can feel the stallion galloping as it goes through a series of changing moods — from bold to graceful, fierce to humble. The music remains intense throughout, yet subtly balances these ever-changing moods within the driving rhythms and colorful, daring harmonies.

Spirit of the Stallion was commissioned by Stoneleigh Elementary School (Baltimore, Maryland; Allison Glewwe, Instrumental Music Teacher) and is dedicated to Jackie Freeburger, former instrumental music teacher at Stoneleigh. The stallion is their mascot.

- Program Note from Artie Henry Middle School Honors Band concert program, 16 December 2016


Commercial Discography

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