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Finale from Symphony No 1

From Wind Repertory Project
Vasily Kalinnikov

Vasily Kalinnikov (ed. Heidenreich; arr. Bainum)

General Info

Year: 1894/1958/2010
Duration: c. 9:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon (optional)
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Mallet Percussion
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kalinnikov’s First Symphony was a rousing success at its premiere in Kiev in 1897. The Finale provides a summation of the full symphony and is intensely national in character. Starting with a broad, sonorous melody, it offers contrasts in texture and color. Plaintive and dance-like motives evolve into a spirited and triumphant ending.

- Program note by Edward Harris for San Jose Wind Symphony concert program, 6 April 2013

Kalinnikov’s first symphony is an inspired work, national in style. It is highly melodious and beautifully written, and is generally considered to be the composer’s freshest and most popular work.

- Notes from Program Notes for Band

Symphony No. 1 was written in 1894 and 1895. Upon completing it, Kalinnikov sent the score to Semyon Kruglikov, his former harmony teacher and an influential music critic. Deeply impressed, Kruglikov arranged for the work’s performance at a concert in Kiev, where it enjoyed a tremendous success. Before long it was heard in Moscow, Vienna, Berlin, and elsewhere. After a period of popularity the symphony drifted to the margins of the standard orchestral repertory, except in Russia, where it has never lost favor.

Program Note by William V. Johnson for the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 16 November 2013

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • Florida: V
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V. Complete
  • Virginia: V


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  • Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, Calif.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Andy Collinsworth, conductor) – 11 December 2019
  • Humboldt State University (Arcata, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Paul Cummings, conductor) – 12 October 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Mark Heidel, conductor) – 10 October 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 7 October 2019
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Joseph Hermann, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Connecticut (Fairfield) Symphonic Winds (Charles Brian DePaul, conductor)– 18 May 2019
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Wind Symphony (Yudai Ueda, conductor) – 8 February 2019
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Symphonic Band (Dennis W. Fisher, conductor) – 20 September 2018
  • Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, Va.) Symphony Band (Dave McKee, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • Waxahachie (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble (Richard Armstrong, conductor) - 16 February 2018 (2018 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Orchestra (Terence Milligan, conductor) – 28 November 2017
  • State College (Penn.) Municipal Band (Ned Diehl, conductor) - 8 May 2016
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 6 December 2015
  • Orange County (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 22 November 2015
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 7 June 2015
  • California All-State High School Concert Band (Shannon Kitelinger, conductor) - 22 February 2015 (2015 CMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Ventura County, Calif.) - 23 November 2014
  • Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (Texas) (Robert Laguna, conductor) - 9 November 2014
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (John P. Paynter, conductor) – 2 March 1958

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Kalinnikov, V.; Heidenreich, C.; Bainum, G. [2010]. Finale from Symphony No. 1 [score]. Jensen : [s.l.]
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 334.