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Ballerina

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Ira Hearshen

Ira Hearshen


Ballerina is the third movement of the dance suite Aragon 1945-1952.


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The third movement of Aragon 1945-1952 was inspired by the 1947 hit Dance, Ballerina, Dance written by Bob Russell and Carl Sigman. Vaughn Monroe and later Nat King Cole would have hit recordings of the songs.

Scored as a relaxed beguine, the piece effectively captures the emotion and beauty of the popular song with memorable melodic material, sweeping lines in the upper woodwinds, solos for horn and trumpet, rhythmic variety and a laid-back rhythmic groove, and an appealing big band sound throughout.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Ira Hearshen website Accessed 30 August 2019
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/6 (January 2018), p. 28-30.