Album for the Young (Tchaikovsky)

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. James Curnow)

The underlying work bears the designation Opus 39.

General Info

Year: 1878 / 2007
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $59.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.95


1. Morning Prayer
2. Winter Morning
3. Mama
4. Soldier's March


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Flexible Bass Line
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tchaikovsky's excursion into music for young people carries the indelible stamp of masterful composition. James Curnow has carefully maintained the intent of this work while making it accessible to the concert band. Contrasting movements and colorful orchestration this composer's work in much the way he intended. Curnow's arrangement of four movements from Tchaikovsky's piano collection includes Album for the Young. The piece begins with the quiet, flowing Morning Prayer; followed by the bright, up-tempo Winter Morning. Mama is legato and expressive, and the work is concluded by the majestic Soldier's March.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Pyotr I Tchaikovsky wrote his Opus 39, Album pour Infants, 24 pieces for piano, in 1878.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Florida: II


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