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Folk Dances (arr Erickson)

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Frank Erickson)

General Info

Year: 1949 / 1979
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Full Score
Oboe I-II
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This popular wind band work by the Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich was originally composed in 1943 as the third movement, Dance of Youth, of My Beloved Country, Op. 63. It was first arranged for Russian bands by Mark Vakhutinskii in 1970.

- Program Note from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra concert program, 23 November 2013


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State Ratings

  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Tennessee: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble: Volume 2 L-Z. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 270. Print.
  • Shostakovich, D.; Erickson, F. (1979). Folk Dances [score]. Belwin-Mills: Melville, N.Y.