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Synthesis

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


Subtitle: Fanfare and Celebration


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Floor Tom
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This bold fanfare uses comfortable ranges yet achieves moments of great power, harmonic intricacy, and excitement. The opening features massive percussion along with dialogues between brass and woodwinds. As the celebration ensues, rhythm becomes the focus and melodic ideas dance around. As the music develops, the opening fanfare returns in augmented fashion while woodwinds continue the dancing rhythmic pulse.

- Program Note by publisher


Written in honor of the 60th concert by the Intercounty Band in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, this piece was intentionally written in the style of a “fanfare and celebration.” The title Synthesis comes from the development of two independent themes (the “fanfare” theme and the “celebration” theme), which are ultimately juxtaposed toward the end of the piece.

- Program Note from Kell High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 20 December 2017


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: II
  • South Carolina: II


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