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Beyond the Summit

By Brian Balmages

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Concert band - Grade 4
Composed by Brian Balmages. Concert Band. FJH Concert Band. Score and set of parts. Duration 8 minutes, 35 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1237).

Item Number: FJ.B1237

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This musical celebration embraces our human nature to constantly strive higher. Everyone must climb a personal "mountain," and this metaphor reminds us to continue our journey and never stop - even when we think we've reached the summit.
Opening with a soft rhythmic motive in the percussion, the piece builds to a grand thematic statement. A beautiful lyrical section includes several melodic statements that are then intertwined in the powerful concluding material. Experience the musical and emotional intensity you've come to expect from Brian Balmages!

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