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Procession of the Nobles

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Erik Leidzén; ed. Ragsdale)


Subtitle: 'Cortege' from the Opera Mlada


General Info

Year: 1870 / 1938 / 1999
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $23.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Bb Fanfare Trumpet I-II-III-IV (optional)
Bb Flugelhorn I-II-III (optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV (including optional Mellophones)
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone/s I-II
Euphonium/s (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba/s
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum/s
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Glockenspiel

Errata

First edition parts (1938):

  • Flute III and Piccolo in C, 4 meas. before reh. 6, beat 1: F should read E-flat

Ragsdale edition parts (1999):

  • Timpani, meas. 33, beat 3: add B-flat quarter note with accent (score also)


Program Notes

During the season of 1869-1870, the director of the Imperial Theater in St, Petersburg conceived the idea of staging an elaborate opera ballet based on a subject from Slavic mythology, For this work, to be known as Mlada, he commissioned music from the Russian school of composition. The project was never realized, however, and most of the music which the composers had written found its way into other of their works. Not until 20 years later did Rimsky-Korsakov decide to use the subject for an opera ballet of his own. His Mlada was begun in 1889, and produced at the Marinsky Theater in 1892.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Arranged for the Goldman Band.

- Program Note by score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Iowa: V
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V
  • Wisconsin: Class A


Performances

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  • Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) Wind Ensemble (Leon Kuehner, conductor) - 18 October 2020
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Symphonic Band (Tremon Kizer, conductor) – 16 September 2020
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Symphony (Caroline Hand, conductor) – 20 March 2020
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric Bush, conductor) – 9 December 2019
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Campus Band (Alyssa Comeau, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • Watsonville (Calif.) Community Band (Brad Gronroos, conductor) – 8 June 2018 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Brian Chaplow, conductor) – 18 February 2019
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Symphonic Band (Tyler G. Austin, conductor) – 27 November 2018
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 22 July 2018
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Wind Symphony I (Sara Wilson, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Callanwode Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Robert Meehan, conductor) - 25 March 2018
  • California State University Bakersfield Concert Band (Leo Sakomoto, conductor) -18 March 2018 (2018 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 4 March 2018
  • University of Texas (Austin) Longhorn Concert Band (Joshua Gall, conductor) – 25 February 2018
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Zhonghui Dai, conductor) – 3 February 2018
  • Nashoba Symphonic Band (Marlboro/Berlin, Mass.) (David Wayne Bailey) – 7 December 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Robert E. Foster, conductor) – 25 September 2017
  • Kingsburg (Calif.) High School Wind Band (Michael Schofield, conductor) - 21 April 2017 (2017 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Kingsburg (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Michael Schofield, conductor) - 24 March 2016 (2016 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Rimsky-Korsakov, N.; Leidzen, E.; Ragsdale, V. (1999). Procession of the Nobles: "Cortege" from the Opera Mlada [score]. C. Fischer: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 510.