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Arabian Dances
By Brian Balmages

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Concert Band Symphonic Band - Grade 4
Composed by Brian Balmages. Concert Band. FJH Symphonic Band. Multicultural. Score and Part(s). Duration 6:30. The FJH Music Company Inc #98-B1419. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1419).

Item Number: FJ.B1419


Explore Middle Eastern sounds with this work that combines authentic traditional melodies and rhythms with original music. After a haunting opening, authentic Middle Eastern percussion instruments create the groove that accompanies the folk song Ala Dal'ona. As the orchestration builds, original themes are intertwined before the percussion ensemble becomes the focus of the third section. The final melody, Tafta Hindi, develops until it morphs into an ostinato over a magnificent presentation of the original theme that is found throughout the work. A riveting ending brings this thrilling work to a dynamic close!

About FJH Symphonic Band

Appropriate for accomplished high school, college, and professional groups. Includes expanded instrumentation and ranges. Grades 4 - 5

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