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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.

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 0.5

Bringer of War The Broken Marionette
Conquest Creatures in the Attic
Curtain Up! 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!
Dragonfly Fanfare and Fireworks
Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination Five Progressive Chorales
for Developing Bands
A Festive Fanfare Gettysburg
Legend Majestica
Olympia Radiance
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! 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 Boom and Bust
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
A Solitary Wish Sparks
Starscapes Sun Cycles
Synthesis Through Courageous Eyes
Twittering Machine Whale Warriors
Winged Victory
Intermediate Supplemental Set B


Grade 3

American Big Top Among the Clouds
Call of the Wild Endless Rainbows
Gateways Journal for a Soldier
Kindred Spirits Legend of the Drop Bear
Nevermore ...Not Afraid to Dream
O Mio Babbino Caro Open Space
Primal Dances 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 Homage to Bharat
Industrial Loops Infinite Hope
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!
(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 Where the River
Shannon Flows

Grade 2

Afterburn Afterthoughts
Creatures Danza Latina
for Solo Viola or Violin
and String Orchestra
Eat My (Rosin) Dust 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
Rise of the Olympians A Riverside Celebration
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
Struggle in the Shadows Suite Versailles
Available after April 6, 2019.
To Tame the Raging Rapids Voices in the Shadows

Grade 4

30,000 and Forever Dreaming
Irish Junkyard Jam Urban Concerto Grosso
Phantom Tangos Point Lookout
Rhythm Dances  

Grade 5

Lyric Metal

A Moment for Peace


Music for Full Orchestra


Grade 5

Dream Machine
Available soon.
Fantasia on We Three Kings

Music for Solo / Ensemble

Grade 2

Sensational Solos!
Popular Christmas

* Published by Canzonique Music

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