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Hill Dance

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David Avshalomov

David Avshalomov

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Clarinet Choir
Publisher: Raven Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00 ; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
Flutes I-II (may double)
Oboes I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinets I-II-III-IV (doubled–at least 2 per part)
Eb Alto Clarinet (cued)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet (cued)
Bassoon (may double)
Bb Soprano Saxophone (optional)
Eb Alto Saxophones I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpets I-II-III
Trombones I-II-III
String Bass (optional)
Percussion (4 or 5 players), including:

  • Afuche Cabasa (bead-wrapped canister)
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Snare Drum, high
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A lively Bulgarian-style 5/8 folk dance up in the hill country. Showy solos for Eb, Bb, Bass Clarinet. Slower middle with Jewish-flavor circle-dance tunes, almost drunk. Wild loud fast ecstatic ending building to full band.

- Condensed Program Note by composer



To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Valencia (Spain) (Matthew George, conductor) – 13 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol, Spain)
  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Jack A. Eaddy Jr., conductor) – 27 April 2017
  • Woodbridge High School Symphonic Band (Irvine, Calif.) (Brad Harris, conductor - March, 2016
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Band (Scott Jones, conductor) - Spring 2016
  • Grand Symphonic Winds (Twin Cities, Minn.) (Matthew George, conductor) – 27 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
  • University of Rhode Island (Kingston) American Band (Brian M. Cardany, conductor) - February 2016
  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Concert Band (Reed Thomas, conductor) - September 17, 2015
  • Grand Symphonic Winds (St. Paul, Minn.) (Matthew J. George, conductor) - October 2015

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