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Russian Sailors' Dance (tr Leidzen)

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Reinhold Glière

Reinhold Glière (trans. Erik Leidzén )


Subtitle: From 'The Red Poppy'


General Info

Year: 1927 / 1937
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Db Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II
Eb Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Drums (6 players, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • 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 a 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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Andy Pease, conductor) – 26 January 2020
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 7 October 2019
  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor) – 29 September 2019
  • Charlotte (N.C.) Concert Band (Drew Carter, conductor) – 23 April 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 1 November 2015
  • Potsdam (N.Y.) Community Band (Theresa Witmer, conductor) - 11 January 2015
  • Columbia (Md.) Concert Ban (Michael Blackman) - 18 December 2011
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 30 January 2005


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 110. Print.
  • Glière, R.; Leidzén, E. (1937). Russian Sailors' Dance: From The Red Poppy [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Reinhold Glière." Accessed 9 January 2015.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 235.