Hungarian Dance No. 5 (arr Longfield)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (arr. Robert Longfield)

This work bears the designation WoO 1.

General Info

Year: 1869 / 1996
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano four hands
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869. They vary from about a minute to four minutes in length. They are among Brahms's most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Brahms originally wrote the version for piano four-hands and later arranged the first 10 dances for solo piano.

Only numbers 11, 14 and 16 are entirely original compositions. The most famous Hungarian Dance is No. 5 in F♯ minor, which was based on the csárdás by Béla Kéler titled Bártfai emlék which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folksong.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: V-A


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 18 July 2017
  • West Geauga High School (Chesterland, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Jason Branch, conductor) – 2 March 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Anthony Yi, conductor) - 1 March 2015
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 19 October 2014

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