Dance of the Knights

From Wind Repertory Project
Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (trans. Nathan Jones)

Subtitle: From the ballet Romeo and Juliet

General Info

Year: 1935 / 2019
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $135.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Dance of the Knights takes place in Scene 2 "Capulet's Ball" of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet. This first-ever symphonic wind band edition of this profound 20th-century work was created by Nathan Jones. The masterful scoring faithfully captures the magic of the original orchestration, which has been heard in numerous films and TV shows.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Montagues and Capulets, also known as Dance of the Knights, is a work of classical music written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The piece is the first one in the Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64ter, which consists of two parts from his 1935 ballet Romeo and Juliet. He wrote versions for both orchestra and piano.

Dance of Knights is the nickname of the second movement of the work. This name stems not from composer, and probably derives from background of the work.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • KLPAC Symphonic Band (Kuala Lumpur, Mal.) (Cheryl Mah, conductor) - 28 October 2022
  • Maybrook (N.Y.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Roy C. Coates, conductor) – 13 December 2019

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