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Teaching the World to Play

Ice Sculptures  

Brian Balmages
Grade 3

Premiered at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, this predominately lyrical work draws its inspiration from ice hotels – temporary hotels made entirely of ice and snow. Strong elements of film scoring prevail throughout the work as it tells the story of the construction, visitors, and eventual melting of the hotel. There are extensive opportunities to feature both your cello soloist and cello section. A very unique work that will captivate your audience.

The original concept of this work was centered around the magnificent ice sculptures that I had seen at various venues throughout my life. It was to reflect everything from simple platters of food to elaborate works of art. As I began researching the to

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: ST6173 50.00
Score Only: ST6173S 5.00