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Wood Splitter Fanfare  

Brian Balmages
Grade 2.5

Immediately command your audience’s attention with this thrilling fanfare that includes sweeping lines, forceful rhythms, and counterpoint – and all in a short grade 2.5 that is quite achievable! Your group will sound like a symphony orchestra as the music drives through several sections before a flurry of chords bring the work to an exciting conclusion. Intense!

The title of this work stems from an incident that I witnessed while serving as a guest conductor for the Deer Path Middle Orchestra in Lake Forest, Illinois. While waiting to premiere a new work (To Tame the Raging Rapids) with the group, I watched the

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: ST6177 50.00
Score Only: ST6177S 5.00