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Star Above, Shine Brightly

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam) (large)
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This beautiful ballad for concert band is based on a melody written by the composer's father. Skillfully scored to expose students to more complex harmonies reminiscent of Percy Aldridge Grainger, this wonderful piece explores chorales, chamber music, and full ensemble writing.

Star Above, Shine Brightly was written for Mom, Dad, Robert Miller and the Columbia Concert Band.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Darrin Thornton, conductor) - 11 November 2018


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