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Slavonic Dance No 7, Op 72

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Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (trans. Kenneth Amis)


General Info

Year: 1886 / 2001
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano duet
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $95   |   Score (Purchase) - $12.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax I-II
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Bb Cornet I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Trombone III (Bass)
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash)
  • Marimba
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances established his reputation as a composer, although a previous patriotic cantata brought him to the attention of musicians. The success of this work was striking, for in it he first made use of the national idiom. But the popularity of the dances spread his name far and wide among the lay public.

No. 7 in C Minor is a SKOCNA, a dance involving leaping or hopping. According to the Czech writer Jiri Berkovec, the rhythm, melodic contour, and general structure of this piece conform to the outlines of the tetka (“auntie” dance) of the Haná region, and it is rounded off by a lively polka.

Program note by Julian Seaman/Great Orchestral Music/Richard Freed


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Wind Symphony (Alex Plum, student conductor) - 26 April 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Dvořák, A.; Amis, K. (2001). Slavonic Dance No. 7, Op. 72 [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.