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Aegina and Bacchanalia

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Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian (arr. Leslie Hicken)

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Subtitle: From Spartacus

General Info

Year: 1954 / 1970 / 2010
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Reflecting colorful orchestration techniques and the influence of native Armenian classical traditions, Spartacus was one of Khachaturian's hugely successful ballets. This exciting and powerful sequence from the ballet is adapted beautifully for the concert stage. An energetic rhythmic pulse is exhibited throughout, capped by a stunning and dramatic finish.

- Program Note from publisher

Spartacus is a ballet by Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978). The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War, although the ballet's story line takes considerable liberties with the historical record.

Khachaturian composed the ballet in 1954, and for this was awarded a Lenin Prize that year. It was first staged in Leningrad in 1956,but it was the 1968 production, choreographed by Yury Grigorovich, which achieved the greatest acclaim for the ballet. It remains one of Khachaturian's best known works and is prominent within the repertoires of the Bolshoi Theatre and other ballet companies in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Khachaturian, A.; Hicken, L. (2010). Aegina and Bacchanalia from Spartacus [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.
  • Spartacus (ballet), Wikipedia Accessed 19 January 2016