Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Three Dances from Gayane Ballet

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian (scored Erik Leidzen)


General Info

Year: 1939 / 1947
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Leeds Music Corp.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. Sabre Dance
2. Lullaby
3. Dance of the Rose Maidens


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gayane is a four-act ballet with music by Aram Khachaturian. Originally composed in or before 1939, when it was first produced as Happiness. Revised in 1941–42 to a libretto by Konstantin Derzhavin and with choreography by Nina Aleksandrovna Anisimova, the score was revised in 1952 and in 1957, with a new plot.

The most famous parts of the ballet are the Sabre Dance, which has been covered by many pop artists, and the Adagio, which featured prominently in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Khachaturian's original Gayane was the story of a young Armenian woman whose patriotic convictions conflict with her personal feelings on discovering her husband's treason. In later years the plot was modified several times, the resultant story emphasizing romance over nationalistic zeal.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Gayane (ballet), Wikipedia Accessed 20 October 2017
  • Khachaturian, A.; Leidzén, E. [1947]. Three Dances from Gayane Ballet [score]. Leeds Music: New York.