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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

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
Curtain Up!
Beginning Band Vol. 1
Dragonfly
Fanfare and Fireworks Five Progressive Chorales
for Developing Bands
Gettysburg Legend
Majestica Olympia
Rite of Passage Rocky Mountain Romp

Smithsonian Suite

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 Whispering Winds
   

Grade 2

Apparitions Blue Ridge Impressions
Blue Ridge Reel Camptown Variations
Chant and Savage Dance Electricity
Escape from the Deep Falcon Fanfare
A House Divided Hypnotic Fireflies
Images of Ireland Instant Christmas Spirit
Jungle Dance Kitsune: The Fox Spirits
Legacy Marche Diabolique
Moscow, 1941 Phasing Thunder
Rain Rhythms and Riffs
Shenandoah Triptych Sparks
Starscapes Sun Cycles
Through Courageous Eyes 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 Nevermore
...Not Afraid to Dream O Mio Babbino Caro
Open Space Proudly We Hail
Reverberations Summer Resounding!
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
Gravity Wave Groove Music
In Nature's Glory Joy in All Things
Loudoun Praises Motion
* Pele Still
Sound Prisms Summer Dances
Star Above, Shine Brightly The Star-Spangled Banner
Three Celtic Dances Winged Victory
Winter Dances

 

   

Grade 5

The Awakening Evocatio
Flight Fusion
Ichabod Fanfare Invictus
Metal Midnight on Main Street
Of Emperors and Chariots Raging Machines
Silence Overwhelmed Summit City
Symphonic Episodes A View of the World
   

Grade 6

* Apollo
(for Soprano Saxophone
and Wind Ensemble)


Music for String Orchestra

   

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
Galop! Hunting the Wild Beast
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...
To Tame the Raging Rapids Voices in the Shadows
   

Grade 4

Dreaming Phantom Tangos
Point Lookout

 

   

Grade 5

Lyric Metal

 

 

Music for Full Orchestra

   

Grade 4

Summer Dances

Music for Solo / Ensemble

Grade 2

Sensational Solos!
Popular Christmas

* Published by Canzonique Music

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