Aegina and Bacchanalia
Aram Khachaturian (arr. Leslie Hicken)
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Subtitle: From Spartacus
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
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
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
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
None discovered thus far.
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- Royal Oak (Mich.) Concert Band (Kevin Czarnik, conductor) - 30 October 2022
- Kings Park Concert Band (Dumfries, Va.) (Richard Bergman, conductor) – 24 March 2018
- Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Symphonic Band (Stephen Pratt, conductor) - 13 February 2016 (2016 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
- District XII All-District Symphonic Band (Chad R. Nicholson, conductor) – February 2015
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Adagio from "Sparticus"
- Aegina and Bacchanalia (arr. Hicken) (1954/1970/2010)
- Armenian Dances (arr. Satz) (1945)
- Armenian Folk Song and Dance (arr. McAlister) (1932/1988)
- Concerto for Flute (trans. Rampal) (1940/1968)
- Galop (arr. Erickson)
- Gayaneh Dance Suite No. 1 (arr. Snoeck) (1939/2009)
- Gayaneh (arr. Van der Beek)
- March of Zangezur (arr. Mesikapp) (1938/)
- Sabre Dance (arr Balent) (arr. Balent)
- Sabre Dance (arr Bullock) (arr. Bullock)
- Sabre Dance (arr Oliver) (arr. Oliver)
- Sabre Dance (arr Story) (arr. Story)
- Suite from "Masquerade" (arr. Patterson) (1941/1944/2016)
- Three Dance Episodes from "Sparticus" (arr. Hunsberger) (1969)
- Three Dances from "Gayneh" (arr. Inagaki) (1939/1982)
- To the Heroes of the Patriotic War (arr. Berz)
- Uzbek March and Dancing Song (arr. McAlister)
- The Valencian Widow (arr. Somers) (1940/2000)
- Khachaturian, A.; Hicken, L. (2010). Aegina and Bacchanalia from Spartacus [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.
- Spartacus (ballet), Wikipedia Accessed 19 January 2016