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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This innovative work makes use of an optional piano part that is most likely playable by someone already in the band. It was written in honor of Matt Rhodes, a student at John T. Baker Middle (Damascus, Md.), who passed away during a battle with spina bifida. It represents his kindness, courage, and determination despite his confinement to a wheelchair. An opening ethereal section and chorale moves into an exciting portrayal of life which concludes with a humorous ending that was very characteristic of Matt. A very musical new composition which teaches much more than notes.

- Program Note by publisher


For the John T. Baker Middle School Band, Damascus, Md., Michael Kamuf, Director. In memory of Matt Rhodes.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Indiana: ISSMA JR/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: I
  • Mississippi: II-A
  • Oregon: II
  • South Carolina: III


Performances

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  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Deborah Confredo, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Richland (Wash.) High School Band – 27 October 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources