Midnight Sky (from Midnight Suite)
Concert band - Level 0.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Concert Band. FJH Starter Series. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute, 45 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1321).
Item Number: FJ.B1321
Midnight Sky is a beautiful moment of musical solitude in which listeners close their eyes and imagine a quiet moment under the stars, uninterrupted by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We often forget to embrace those moments of peace and tranquil
Very few compositions offer the opportunity to truly work on musical expression without the technical demands often placed on students. I am often disappointed by the number of directors who avoid lyrical works because their students "can't play that kind of music without sounding bad . . " As a result, I have written a short lyrical piece that uses only six notes in all instruments and is of moderate length for young musicians. It is my sincere hope that this work will open the door that many ensembles have hesitated to pass through. This piece is the second of three included in Midnight Suite.
About FJH Starter Series
Introduction to Beginning Band - Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece. Grade .5