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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ironically, I wrote this piece during a particularly hectic time in my life. I was in the process of building a new home, attempting to sell my then-current home, planning recording sessions and new releases, and also going through the peak of conducting season. As I often do with my music, I used this piece as an emotional escape -- a way to just get away for a little while. In a world where we are always rushing around to do things and anxiously awaiting what will happen tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment and to just be "still." I wanted to appreciate the present. I wanted things to go in slow motion so I could catch my breath. I wanted to be able to take my time and to not be in a hurry. It seems that we spend our lives in a race -- so take a moment, breathe, and enjoy this piece. I found myself in an incredibly good place while writing it -- I can only hope that it will bring listeners and ensembles to that same place – so it is quiet, relaxing, and there is always time to catch your breath.

- Program Note adapted from composer

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