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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 A Festive Finale
Gettysburg Legend
Majestica Olympia
Radiance Rite of Passage
Rocky Mountain Romp Smithsonian Suite
Spirit of the Stallion Thrill Ride
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
Thunderbolt Fanfare Whispering Winds
Grade 2

3, 2, 1... 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 Breaking Point
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 Pikes Peak
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 Metamorphic Dances
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
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

Music for Solo / Ensemble

Grade 2

Sensational Solos!
Popular Christmas

* Published by Canzonique Music

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