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Bringer of War

By Brian Balmages

Concert band - Level 0.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Starter Series. FJH Starter Series. Score and parts. Duration 2 minutes, 15 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1695).

Item Number: FJ.B1695

Inspired by The Planets by Gustav Holst, this original piece pays homage to the first movement, Mars. Using only six notes in all instruments, the music still has a powerful quality that dares the listener to embrace the bold, majestic melodies and rhythms.

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

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  • March 17, 2018 not sure I would buy it again

    online the piece sounds great...but that is because we are hearing a talented trained band. Having three beginner bands currently trying to learn this, I find that while the notes pose no issue (and the rhythm, once learned, is also easy enough) the maturity of sound, blend and balance...

    needed for this piece to pay homage to the original is actually very high...higher than a typical beginner band in the region I teach in.

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