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Comet Ride

By Brian Balmages

Concert band - Level 1.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Developing Band, closer. FJH Developing Band. Score only. Full Set (score and parts) also available: B1291. Score only. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1291S).

Item Number: FJ.B1291S

The Impactor probe crashed into Comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, with an impact velocity of approximately 23,000 mph. Deep Impact, a flyby spacecraft, was present to photograph a series of astounding images that amazed the scientific community and the pub
So what would it be like if someone could actually grab on to one of these comets and take a ride through the solar system? Comet Ride seeks to convey that very feeling. The opening bold section describes the sighting of the comet and builds as it gets closer and closer. The piece then takes off, launching a wild comet ride filled with excitement and energy. Eventually, the sheer beauty and awe of outer space becomes the focus of the work before the piece builds once again into a final roller coaster of excitement.

About FJH Developing Band

Slightly more advanced than beginning band. Clarinet 1 begins to play over the break. Rhythms and ranges are expanded to accommodate the end of first-year as well as second-year instruction. Grade 1.5

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 05, 2012 Comet Ride

    I played this song for my band concert. It was almost everybody's favorite song that we played

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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