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Russian Sailors' Dance (arr Longfield)

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Reinhold Glière

Reinhold Glière (arr. Robert Longfield )


General Info

Year: 1927 / 1996
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The ballet The Red Poppy was written in 1927 (revised 1949). It deals with an uprising on board Chinese ship and the successful intervention of Russian sailors. The Russian Sailors Dance is the best-known excerpt from the ballet, and is founded on the popular Russian folk tune title Yablochka (little apple). The dance takes the form of a series of variations on this striking song. Interestingly enough, this folk tune was used both as a revolutionary and counter-revolutionary song throughout Russian history.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Mississippi: VI-A


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Gliere, R.; Longfield, R. (1996). Russian Sailors' Dance : From "The Red Poppy" [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 235.