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Flight of the Griffin

By Brian Balmages

Concert band - Level 4.5
Composed by Brian Balmages. Arranged by Brian Balmages. Concert Band. FJH Concert Band. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: B1192S. Score and set of parts. Duration 7 minutes, 08 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1192).

Item Number: FJ.B1192

This exciting new work is based on the griffin, a mythological creature native to India, having the head, legs, and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. Starting with open 5ths in the clarinets, slight elements of Indian music are introduced as the work builds to its opening theme. A powerful middle section combines elements of chamber playing and full ensemble. The closing section represents the actual flight of the griffin, bringing the whole piece to a dramatic ending. Strongly consider this highly energetic composition!

About FJH Concert Band

Designed for high school groups and upper-level middle school groups. Independence is encouraged, but many lines are cross-cued. Usually includes an expanded percussion section. Grades 3 - 3.5

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  • 2008-01-15 00:00:00.0 Inspiring

    This song was very fun to play and listen to, especially the saxaphones and high voices. I'm a tuba player and i love keeping the beat for this song.

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