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By Brian Balmages

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Concert band - Level 2
Composed by Brian Balmages. Young Band. FJH Young Band. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: B1470S. Score and parts. Duration 4 minutes, 45 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1470).

Item Number: FJ.B1470

This serious lyrical work paints a picture of lonely apparitions that constantly appear and then fade away. Designed as an excellent introduction to expressive playing with more complex harmonies, all ranges are intentionally conservative, allowing students to explore the musical depth and various contemporary textures. Unique percussion effects include placing a cymbal upside down on a timpani and bowing it while fluttering the pedal, creating a supernatural effect toward the end of the work. Suspenseful and innovative.

About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces

This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.

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