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Andrew Balent Composer Bibliography


Balent, Andrew was born on July 23, 1934 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Andrew Balent and Margaret Maslanik.


Bachelor of Music, University Michigan, 1956. Master of Music, University Michigan, 1960.


Music teacher New Haven (Michigan) Public Schools, 1956—1960. Instrumental music teacher Uttica (Michigan) Public Schools, 1960—1962, Fitzgerald Public Schools, Warren, 1962—1986. Freelance composer Greenville, South Carolina, since 1970.

Composer Carl Fischer LLC, New York City, 1985—1999. Composer, arranger, editor Warner Brothers Public, New York City, 1975—1983. Guest educator Volta Redonda, Brazil, 0200, Brazil, 2001, Brazil, 03.


Married Roxie Merritt Balent, July 29, 1967 (deceased ). Married Barbara Pryzbyla, July 21, 1956 (divorced March 1962). Children: Laura, Andrew III, Matthew.

Married Carole A. Hopkins, May 31, 2003.

Andrew Balent
Margaret Maslanik
Roxie Merritt Balent
Barbara Pryzbyla
Carole A. Hopkins
Laura Balent
Andrew III Balent
Matthew Balent

Concert band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Andrew Balent. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB324).

Item Number: KJ.WB324

Students and audiences will be in awe when they hear this musical portrait of travel through outer space and around the galaxy. The opening Moderato section starts the journey with careful attention paid to dynamic variations and rhythmic consistency in the percussion section. This is followed by a contrasting Andante section, played in a legato style, where students can show off their expressive playing skills. The piece returns to the Moderato section before coming to a dramatic conclusion.

About Standard of Excellence in Concert

The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.

Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.

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