Dance Suite (Bartok)

From Wind Repertory Project
Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (arr. Eiji Suzuki)

General Info

Year: 1923 / 2000
Duration: c. 16:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


1. Moderato - 3:42
2. Allegro molto - 2:22
3. Allegro vivace - 3:04
4. Molto tranquillo - 2:37
5. Comodo - 1:19
6. Finale. Allegro - 03:49


Full Score
Piccolo I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (or B-flat Soprano Saxophone/B-flat Tenor Saxophone)
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass (div.)
Celesta (or Glockenspiel/Vibraphone/Piano)
Harp (or Mallet Percussion)
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Rute
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Béla Bartók composed the Dance Suite in 1923 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the cities Buda and Pest, to form the Hungarian capital Budapest.

This suite has six movements, even though some recordings conceive it as one single full-length movement. It consists of five dances with Arabic, Wallachian and Hungarian melodies, and a finale that brings together all the previous thematic sketches.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


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None discovered thus far.


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