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Slavonic Dance, Op 46 No 7 for Woodwind Choir

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Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (arr. Gardner)


General Info

Year: 1878 / 1999
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano four hands
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute (Piccolo)
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet)
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Slavonic Dance, Op 46 No 7 was arranged for woodwind choir by David J. Gardner. Slavonic Dance, No. 7 is a light, bouncy piece with lots of variations on the main theme. Contrasting dynamic and the alternating of thin and thick scoring adds interest throughout. The "surprise" ending should be performed as rapidly as possible.

- Program Note from score


Like Bartok, Antonín Dvořák used folk rhythms and inspiration from his native Bohemia and Moravia. Dvořák was commissioned to compose 16 dances by his German music publisher Simrock. The dances are in two sets of eight dances each and originally composed for four-hand piano. The first set, Op. 46, were published in 1878 and were successful immediately. They led to Dvořák gaining an international reputation. The second set of eight, Op. 72, was published in 1886.

This particular dance is a "skočná" -- a lively dance in two.

- Program Note by Robert Curry for Eastern Mennonite University Wind Ensemble concert program, 24 April 2021


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links


State Ratings

  • Ohio: 470 - WOODWIND CHOIRS A


Performances

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  • Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Robert Curry, conductor) - 24 April 2021


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Dvořák, A.; Gardner, J. (1999). Slavonic Dance: Op. 46, no. 7 [score]. Alliance: Fish Creek Wisc.