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Celtica
Celtica Celtica (for Solo Violin and Orchestra)
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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What could be more inspiring to your young players than playing with an advanced musician? Offer the solo to a local high school or college student, or even a pro in the area, and have them guest star at

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Hey Fiddle Fiddle
Hey Fiddle Fiddle Hey Fiddle Fiddle
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Here's a nice opener or encore!  The upbeat nature of the tune offers a few hints of Copland, but it remains easy and is also very likeable.  There's even some stomps and hand claps to add to the experience.... view details
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Variations on an Irish Tune
Variations on an Irish Tune Variations on an Irish Tune
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Based on Thomas Moore's famous song The Minstrel Boy, this work uses the full gamut of styles and techniques to showcase your ensemble. In three distinct variations, lyrical phrasing, energetic

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String Orchestra 
EEasy
$55.00
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Midnight Sky
Midnight Sky Midnight Sky (from "Midnight Suite")
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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This sensitive setting is right on target for developing musicality in young performers! Set at a comfortable andante tempo, the work is not technically challenging, yet will help develop important

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Majestica
Majestica Majestica
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Open your next concert with a musical celebration!  Triumphant and bold, this work is well-crafted for young bands.  Dynamic contrast is aided by changes in texture, and the short, powerful phrases let... view details
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Comet Ride
Comet Ride Comet Ride
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Captivate your audience as your band grabs a ride on a comet!  This is sophisticated music for young bands, yet accessible within their abilities.  It tells a cosmic story, from the initial sighting, to the... view details
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Moscow,  1941
Moscow, 1941 Moscow, 1941
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item
Take your band to the next level with this inspiring work for young bands! Based on the famous Russian song Meadowlands, this work also uses original material to tell the story of the Red Army... view details
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Tribal Dance
Tribal Dance Tribal Dance
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Intense and driving rhythms conjure images of ancient tribal rituals in this thrilling work for beginning string orchestra.  The bold opening statements thrill your audience before a more dark and mysterious... view details
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String Orchestra, Percussion Optional 
VEVery Easy
$45.00
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Creatures
Creatures Creatures
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item

It's great for year-round use, but would be especially scary at Halloween.  The composer describes it as "a dark and sinister night full of strange happenings and ghoulish encounters."  Opening

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Medieval Wars
Medieval Wars Medieval Wars
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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This could be the high point of your concert!  The dark opening sets the stage for the entry of the knights, who ride into the stadium with a noble theme over pulsating lower strings.  As the tournament... view details
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String Orchestra 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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Point Lookout
Point Lookout Point Lookout (A Fantasy on Civil War Songs)
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Inspired by the rich history of Point Lookout State Park in Maryland, this fantasy on civil war songs pays tribute to the remnants of Fort Lincoln, which served as a Civil War fortification. Songs used in the... view details
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String Orchestra 
MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness Midnight Madness (from Midnight Suite)
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Experience all the "madness" of this bold work which features fanfares and short recurring rhythmic motives that really drive the music forward. Beginning players will work on dynamics and accents that give... view details
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Rocky Mountain Romp
Rocky Mountain Romp Rocky Mountain Romp
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Salute the rich traditions of the Rocky Mountain region with this Aaron Copland-style hoedown.  Spirited melodies intertwine with engaging rhythms, evoking images of the West.  Ideal for contest or festival,... view details
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Sparks
Sparks Sparks
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Your group will shine with this magical work that is inspiring and uplifting!  A bright opening fanfare leads to a tapestry of sound that is woven throughout the entire piece. The music may spark the... view details
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Starscapes
Starscapes Starscapes
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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This three-movement programmatic work is based on various constellations and their Greek mythological stories. Movement one, Orion (The Hunter), is dark and intense. Draco (The Dragon), movement... view details
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Fusion
Fusion Fusion
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Just as the title suggests, this three-movement contemporary work draws from various types of pop music and dance forms and sets them in a symphonic framework. The opening movement, Overture, is a short... view details
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Winged Victory
Winged Victory Winged Victory (Beacons of Light)
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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This heroic sounding composition begins with a soft chorale, then bursts into life with a theme based on The Drunken Sailor. There are several performance possibilities with this piece. Your high school... view details
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Five Progressive Chorales for Developing Bands
Five Progressive Chorales for Developing Bands Five Progressive Chorales for Developing Bands
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Introduce a wide range of musical concepts, including ensemble sound, intonation and phrasing, to your young band with this set of chorales.  Each chorale includes various tempo and dynamic markings, while... view details
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker The Nutcracker (Overture and Trepak)
Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky/arr. Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Now even the youngest of players can perform this seasonal classic! Two of the most famous themes from Tchaikovsky's beloved "Nutcracker Suite" make up this delightful medley that is perfect for your... view details
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Etowah
Etowah Etowah
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Pay homage to the great Cherokee and Creek nations that once thrived in present-day Georgia with this powerful piece.  A large battery of percussion provides an authentic sound as different parts of Native... view details
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Rain
Rain Rain
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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A soft, gentle rain can conjure many different emotions.  This expressive piece brings a sense of calm, as well as a touch of sadness, through the melodic and harmonic lines.  An excellent work to give your... view details
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Rhythms and Riffs
Rhythms and Riffs Rhythms and Riffs
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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The title of the piece says it all!  This refreshing composition is based entirely on different rhythms and melodic riffs.  The syncopated figures and close harmonies give it a slight rock feel without... view details
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Summer Resounding!
Summer Resounding! Summer Resounding!
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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The joyous feelings of summer are captured in this highly spirited piece.  The beautiful melodic and harmonic lines play superbly off one another, creating music that is both intense and charismatic.  The work... view details
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Three Celtic Dances
Three Celtic Dances Three Celtic Dances
Brian Balmages - FJH Music Company Inc
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Based on three different Scottish dance forms, this work explores a wide variety of Celtic styles using authentic and original material. Lively and spirited, Movement 1, Reel, is based on the tune... view details
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