Flight of the Griffin by Brian Balmages. For concert band. Concert Band. FJH Concert Band. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: B1192S. Grade 4.5. Score and set of parts. Duration 7 minutes, 08 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1192).
This exciting new work is based on the griffin, a mythological creature native to India, having the head, legs, and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. Starting with open 5ths in the clarinets, slight elements of Indian music are introduced as the work builds to its opening theme. A powerful middle section combines elements of chamber playing and full ensemble. The closing section represents the actual flight of the griffin, bringing the whole piece to a dramatic ending. Strongly consider this highly energetic composition!
About FJH Concert Band
Designed for high school groups and upper-level middle school groups. Independence is encouraged, but many lines are cross-cued. Usually includes an expanded percussion section. Grades 3 - 3.5