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Images of Ireland

By Brian Balmages

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Images of Ireland composed by Brian Balmages. For concert band. Concert Band. FJH Young Band. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1239).

Explore the history and culture of Ireland in this exciting new work. Based on three Irish songs (Sweet William, Star of County Down, and The Minstrel Boy), this piece mixes the authentic sounds of Ireland with the innovative scoring and compositional techniques of Brian Balmages. Complete with drones and a coda reminiscent of Irish dance music, you will want to look closely at this outstanding work!
Complete with drones and a coda reminiscent of Irish dance music, you will want to look closely at this outstanding work!

About FJH Young Band

Appropriate for middle school and smaller high school groups. Second clarinets usually stay below the break. Parts are written with more independence, and instrumentation increases slightly. There is still adequate doubling in the lower voices. Grades 2 - 2.5

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Oregon
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 19, 2012 Awesome-sauce

    Ok, so we played this for one of our pieces for compition at George Fox University( but we are 7th graders) and we got a pretty good score. I love the piece, and being irish myself, I can say it isn't as traditional as some songs, but it is...

    a real good one!

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  • 5

    Location:
    Riverside California
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • February 15, 2009 Awesome!

    Not only does this song have a great tune it's easy and really fun to play. You must get this song you'll never regret it. Everyone in my class loves this song and everytime the teacher says, "Lets play Images of Ireland" everyone starts to shout "Yes!" or...

    "I love this song!" Trust me you'll love this song to.

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  • 5

    Location:
    VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • July 21, 2008 best song

    i absolutly love this song! i have to agree with T, the ending is also my favorite part of this song. this is the best piece yet!

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  • 5

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • May 20, 2008 GREAT song

    My band played this at a competition at Kings Island along with 2 other songs, but this was, by far, my favorite! I love the end part, where it gets really fast that is what made this song my favorite to play. We also played Metamorphosis (ugh) and Blue Ridge...

    Saga. I think you should find this peice and Blue Ridge Saga for 7th or 8th grade bands, you will not regret it!

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  • 5

    Location:
    MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • April 11, 2008 awesome song

    this song is awesome we played it for the parents at our school for the 6th grade band,it is sort of hard at first but near the end you learn more about it!it is also fun to play!if you are thinking of playing this song think no...

    forther this song is even beautiful to play to yourself! it is one of the best songs my band has played!my favorite part was the flute solo i enjoyed playing that and i also enjoyed listning to the other band instruments play!LEARN TO PLAY THIS SONG IT WILL NOT BE A MISTAKE!!TRUST ME!!when i first started to play this song i didn't know if i was going to like it but it ended up being my favorite song and now i play it all the time!!

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