Firebird Excerpts

From Wind Repertory Project
Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky (arr. Jay Bocook)


General Info

Year: 1910 / 1995
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Featuring prominent sections of Stravinsky's ballet suite The Firebird, here is an impressive and beautifully paced setting for younger players. As always with Jay Bocook's transcriptions, this one is carefully constructed to capture the essence of the original, but with practical writing for today's bands.

- Program Note from publisher


The Firebird is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with a scenario by Alexandre Benois and Fokine based on the Russian fairy tales of the Firebird and the blessing and curse it possesses for its owner. When first performed at the Opéra de Paris on 25 June 1910, the work was an instant success with both audience and critics.

The ballet has historic significance not only as Stravinsky's breakthrough piece, but also as the beginning of the collaboration between Diaghilev and Stravinsky that would also produce the acclaimed ballets Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • The Firebird. Wikipedia. Accessed 7 August 2023
  • Stravinsky,I.; Bocook, J. (1995). Excerpts from The Firebird [score]. Musicworks: Milwaukee, Wisc.