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Summit City

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score - $7.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chinese Cymbals
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This short concert opener is based on a single rhythmic cell that eventually explodes into a bundle of energy, leaving theaudience breathless. Making use of optional harp, the opening quickly gains momentum as it leads to a huge brass fanfare. Three summits or peaks continually build the work until the final section where the rhythmic cell transforms, leading to a final climactic chord.

Summit City' was commissioned by the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Greg Gausline, director.

- Program Note from publisher


Summit City was written as a concert opener for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gausline. Its title comes from the nickname often given to Fort Wayne, which sat at the summit of the Wabash and Erie canals when they were originally constructed.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (Joseph D. Conti, conductor) – 18 February 2019


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