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Starscapes

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score - $11.00


Movements

1. Orion>br /> 2. Draco
3. Pegasus


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Lion's Roar (Opt.)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom (low and floor)
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This three-movement programmatic work is based on various constellations and their Greek mythologies. Movements include Orion (The Hunter), Draco (The Dragon), and Pegasus (The Winged Horse). The opening movement paints a picture of the night sky before introducing the mighty Orion. The second movement depicts the fiery dragon and its fierce triple row of teeth. (An optional lion's roar enhances the movement.) The final movement takes listeners on a flight with Pegasus, beginning with a fast gallop on the ground before the magnificent animal takes flight.

Starscapes was commissioned by the Tar River Choral and Orchestra Society and the RBC Centura Bank for the Nash-Rock Mount, North Carolina Middle School Honors Band.

Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Keith A. Wharton) – 18 March 2018


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