Peter and the Wolf (arr Curnow)

From Wind Repertory Project
Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (arr. James Curnow)

This work bears the designation Opus 67.

General Info

Year: 1936 / 1986
Duration: c. 8:15 (without narration) / 11:15 (with narration)
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone

Narration (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prokofiev wrote this symphonic fairy tale in 1936. Designed as an introduction to the instruments for children, he assigns instruments to each character in it:

The Bird – Flute
The Duck – Oboe
The Cat – Clarinet in the low register
Grandpapa – Bassoon
Wolf – 3 French Horns
Peter – String Quartert
Hunter’s Rifle Shots – kettledrums and bass drum

The story unfolds, aided by a narrator and the instruments.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67, a 'symphonic fairy tale for children', is a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The narrator tells a children's story, while the orchestra illustrates it. It is Prokofiev's most frequently performed work, and one of the most frequently performed works in the entire classical repertoire.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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