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Armenian Dances

From Wind Repertory Project
Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian (arr. Satz)


General Info

Year: 1945
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. Allegro Moderato - 2:40
2. Allegro – 3:00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-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
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Armenian Dances are but one of several examples of Khachaturian’s wind band writing. These dances were originally written for the Red Army Cavalry Band in 1943, then edited to accommodate full (Western) band instrumentation by Ralph Satz. It is unknown whether the themes are borrowed from Armenian culture or are original. Regardless, these dances show Khachaturian’s flair for melody and his penchant for layering rhythm to evoke mood.

- Program Note from University of Oregon Symphonic Band concert program, 11 February 2016


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 12 May 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 17 April 2019
  • San Houston State University (Huntsville, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Brian Gibbs, conductor) – 13 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 27 February 2019
  • Centenary Wind Ensemble (Shreveport, La.) (Thomas Hundemer, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (Simon Holoweiko, conductor) – 21 February 2018
  • Florida International University (Miami) Wind Ensemble (Brenton F. Alston, conductor) - – 26 October 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Chad Shoopman, conductor) – 27 October 2016
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Joe Busuito, conductor) - 21 July 2016
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Symphonic Band (Rodney Dorsey, conductor) – 11 February 2016
  • Florida All-State Concert Band (Rebecca Phillips conductor) – 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Khachaturian, A.; Satz, R. [1945]. Armenian Dances: Composed for Band [score]. Leeds Music: New York.