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Comet Ride

By Brian Balmages

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Concert band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Concert Band. FJH Developing Band. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1291).

Item Number: FJ.B1291

The Impactor probe crashed into Comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, with an impact velocity of approximately 23,000 mph. Deep Impact, a flyby spacecraft, was present to photograph a series of astounding images that amazed the scientific community and the pub
So what would it be like if someone could actually grab on to one of these comets and take a ride through the solar system? Comet Ride seeks to convey that very feeling. The opening bold section describes the sighting of the comet and builds as it gets closer and closer. The piece then takes off, launching a wild comet ride filled with excitement and energy. Eventually, the sheer beauty and awe of outer space becomes the focus of the work before the piece builds once again into a final roller coaster of excitement.

About FJH Developing Band

Slightly more advanced than beginning band. Clarinet 1 begins to play over the break. Rhythms and ranges are expanded to accommodate the end of first-year as well as second-year instruction. Grade 1.5

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Cay-Cay
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 09, 2011 comet ride review

    i loooved this song we played it in our 6th grade band highley reccomended!!!!

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  • 5

    joe massingdale
    Location:
    malibu,california
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • January 10, 2009 the best song ever!!!!!!

    i like this song alot! this song give you great and exciting feeling.the best part is mabe procussion.

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  • 5

    Matt
    Location:
    Salem, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • June 18, 2008 interesting

    We played this in my middle school band, its a wonderful, exciting piece. I'm actually writing my own 3 trumpet piece and extracting part of this for the 2nd movement. (Of course giving credit to the writer.) Anyways, its a good piece and one that the students should thoroughly...

    enjoy.

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  • 5

    jerred
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    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 19, 2008 Comet ride

    I played this song along with fires of mazama and dragon slayer

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  • 5

    Lewis
    Location:
    the ATL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 05, 2008 Pimpinest song ever!

    We played this song at an honor band in November '07, and I was hooked- if you're a band director and you have good saxes, then get this for them to play!

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