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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages (b. 1975) is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University and a master’s degree from the University of Miami in Florida. His compositions have been performed worldwide at the state, national and international level. His active schedule of commissions and premieres has incorporated groups ranging from elementary schools to professional ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, University of Miami Wind Ensemble, Boston Brass, and the Dominion Brass Ensemble. In 2012, Mr. Balmages received the prestigious Albert Austin Harding Award from the American School Band Directors Association. He is also a 2010 winner of the Harvey G. Phillips Award for Compositional Excellence, presented by the International Tuba-Euphonium Association.

As a conductor, Mr. Balmages enjoys engagements with numerous all-state and regional honor bands and orchestras along with university and professional groups. Notable guest conducting appearances have included the Midwest Clinic, Western International Band Clinic, National Association for Music Educators, American School Band Directors Association, CBDNA, the Kennedy Center, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. He has also served as an adjunct professor of instrumental conducting and Acting Symphonic Band Director at Towson University in Maryland.

Currently, Mr. Balmages is the Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He resides in Baltimore with his wife Lisa and their two sons.

Visit Brian's website: www.brianbalmages.com

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 0.5

Bringer of War The Broken Marionette
Conquest Creatures in the Attic
Curtain Up!
Starter Series Vol. 1
Enchantment
Fanfare Heroica Jingle Bell Tones
Midnight Madness Midnight Mission
Midnight Sky Miramar Fanfare
The Nutcracker Rise of the Bladesmith
Starsplitter Fanfare  
   
Grade 1

African Journey Chesapeake Serenade
Colliding Visions Courtly Dance and Procession
Concerto for Two Hands Curtain Up!
Beginning Band Vol. 1
Dragonfly Fanfare and Fireworks
Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination Five Progressive Chorales
for Developing Bands
A Festive Fanfare Gettysburg
Legend Majestica
Olympia Rite of Passage
Rocky Mountain Romp Smithsonian Suite
Spirit of the Stallion Through the Mist
Tomorrow's Yesterdays Winged Victory
Elementary Supplemental Set A
   
Grade 1.5

Comet Ride Concert Time Beginning
Band Book 1
Curtain Up!
Developing Band, Vol. 1
Etowah
Forever... Haunted Clocks
Incantation and Ritual Kilauea
Parade of the Jesters Proclamation
Scenes from an Ocean Voyage Shadows Unleashed
Stampede The Tears of Arizona
Whispering Winds  
   
Grade 2

Apparitions Blue Ridge Impressions
Blue Ridge Reel Camptown Variations
Chant and Savage Dance Eagles Among Us
Electricity Escape from the Deep
Falcon Fanfare A House Divided
Hypnotic Fireflies Images of Ireland
Instant Christmas Spirit Into the Arctic
Jungle Dance Kitsune: The Fox Spirits
Legacy Lullaby to the Moon
Marche Diabolique Moscow, 1941
Phasing Thunder Rain
Rippling Watercolors Rhythms and Riffs
Shenandoah Triptych Sparks
Starscapes Sun Cycles
Synthesis Through Courageous Eyes
Twittering Machine Whale Warriors
Winged Victory
Intermediate Supplemental Set B

 

   
Grade 3

Among the Clouds Call of the Wild
Endless Rainbows Journal for a Soldier
Kindred Spirits Legend of the Drop Bear
Nevermore ...Not Afraid to Dream
O Mio Babbino Caro Open Space
Proudly We Hail Renaissance Reimagined
Reverberations The Spirit of Aloha
Spontaneous Beings Summer Resounding!
That Which Binds Us Temple of the Murals
Waves When Spirits Soar
Within the Castle Walls  
   
Grade 4

Always United, Forever Strong Arabian Dances
Beyond the Summit Elements
* Escapades Flight of the Griffin
Grace Gravity Wave
Groove Music Industrial Loops
In Nature's Glory Joy in All Things
Joy of Life Loudoun Praises
Motion * Pele
Shrine of the Fallen Still
Sound Prisms Summer Dances
Star Above, Shine Brightly The Star-Spangled Banner
Swirling Prisms Three Celtic Dances
Winged Victory Winter Dances
   
Grade 5

The Awakening Backstage Pass
Evocatio Fiesta de los Toros
Flight Fusion
Ichabod Fanfare Invictus
Metal Midnight on Main Street
Of Emperors and Chariots Raging Machines
Shadow Waltzes Silence Overwhelmed
Summit City Symphonic Episodes
A View of the World  
   
Grade 6

* Apollo
(for Soprano Saxophone
and Wind Ensemble)


Music for String Orchestra

10 Intonation Studies and Chorales  

   

Grade 1

A Beethoven Lullaby Burst!
Celtica
(For Solo Violin and
String Orchestra)

A Celtic Christmas Fantasy

Courtly Dance and Procession Fanfare and Fireworks
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song Hey Fiddle Fiddle!
Into the Sky! Morning Lights
Pepperoni Pizza Rock

Prelude and Fugue

Scarborough Fair Tribal Dance
Velocity  
   

Grade 2

Afterburn Afterthoughts
Creatures Danza Latina
for Solo Viola or Violin
and String Orchestra
Fire in the Bow Forever Joyful!
Galop! Hunting the Wild Beast
Intrada Lullaby to the Moon
March of the Shadows Medieval Wars
Perpetual Fiddle Motion Rhythmic Snapshots of Christmas
Spartacus Sweet Petite Winter Suite
Variations on an Irish Tune Wood Splitter Fanfare
   

Grade 3

Ice Sculptures It Takes One to Tango
(for Solo Cello or Euphonium
and Orchestra)
Legend of the Phantom Pirates  Possibilities...
A Solitary Wish Strings Cut Loose
To Tame the Raging Rapids Voices in the Shadows
   

Grade 4

Dreaming Urban Concerto Grosso
Phantom Tangos Point Lookout
Rhythm Dances  
   

Grade 5

Lyric Metal

A Moment for Peace

 

Music for Full Orchestra

Music for Solo / Ensemble

Grade 2

Sensational Solos!
Popular Christmas

* Published by Canzonique Music

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