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Primal Dances 

Brian Balmages
Grade 3

Primal in every sense of the word, this work infuses complex harmonies with angular melodies to elicit a primitive atmosphere full of anticipation. Driven by percussion and the dissonant rhythmic pulse in the lower voices, the music eventually gives way to a slower, mystical section. As the music’s primal nature begins once again, everything ultimately leads to the adrenaline-packed ending punctuated by racing woodwind ostinatos and extraordinary brass chords. Intense!

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1736 80.00
Score Only: B1736S 10.00