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Waves

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages


General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score - $5.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This lyrical work conjures images of the tranquility of the sea through its constant rising and falling phrases. Dense harmonies overlap as musical lines swell in and out of each other to create a seamless tapestry of changing timbres. As the waves continue to grow, they eventually come crashing to shore in a brilliant climax before rolling back out to sea.

Waves was commissioned in honor of the retirement of Roger Wolfe, Director of Bands, Rockdale County High School, Conyers, Georgia.


Program Note from Publisher Web-site


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