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Temple of the Murals

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


Subtitle: Bonampak, Structure 1


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $705.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Maracas
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (3)
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Experience the mysteries of Bonampak, an ancient structure located in an old Mayan village in Mexico. This programmatic work musically portrays three different rooms within the structure, known for its incredible paintings, and is thus divided into three sections — Robing of the Nobles, War, and Ceremony. After an explosive fanfare with brass and percussion, an intense war features powerful fugue statements. The final section is based on an authentic Mayan song and brings the work to a powerful conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Western Plains Wind Consortium with generous assistance from the Discovery Middle School Band, Canton, Michigan, Mark Whitlock, Director, Daniel Baldwin, Coordinator.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Maryland: III
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Aliso Niguel High School (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) Symphonic Band (David G. Weinberg, conductor) – 21 March 2018
  • Potsdam (New York) Community Band (Theresa Witmer, conductor) – 17 January 2016
  • Prairie Winds Concert Band (Willmar, Minn.) - 2014


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