March of Zangezur
Aram Khachaturian (ed. Karen Mesikapp)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
This march was written for a 1938 film, Zangezur, sometimes called War of Zangezur, about a war in Armenia. The march is played in snippets at various points in the movie, and not in its entirety until the end of the film. Khachaturian wrote the entire "soundtrack" for the film, but it is nothing like what we think of as a "soundtrack" today. There is very little music throughout the film, and this is the only section that could actually be called a "piece".
Apparently the complete set of this music is for sale in less than 30 countries in the world; none of which are in the Western Hemisphere. After sending out many, many inquiries worldwide, I finally contacted a musician in Armenia, who went to the Khachaturian Museum in Yerevan, photocopied the score, and sent it to me.
- Program Note adapted from Karen Mesikapp
Zangezur is a 1938 Soviet Armenian war film by Hamo Beknazarian. The propaganda film is about the Dashnak opposition to the incursion of the Red Army and the local Bolshevik partisans in the Armenian province of Zangezur (present-day Syunik) at the time of Sovietization.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Southwest Civic Winds (Durango, Colo.) (Rhonda L. Muckerman, conductor) – 4 May 2022 (ACB 2022 Annual Convention (Santa Fe, New Mexico))
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Adagio from "Sparticus"
- Aegina and Bacchanalia (arr. Hicken) (1954/1970/2010)
- Armenian Dances (arr. Satz) (1945)
- Armenian Folk Song and Dance (arr. McAlister) (1932/1988)
- Concerto for Flute (trans. Rampal) (1940/1968)
- Galop (arr. Erickson)
- Gayaneh Dance Suite No. 1 (arr. Snoeck) (1939/2009)
- Gayaneh (arr. Van der Beek)
- March of Zangezur (arr. Mesikapp) (1938/)
- Sabre Dance (arr Balent) (arr. Balent)
- Sabre Dance (arr Bullock) (arr. Bullock)
- Sabre Dance (arr Oliver) (arr. Oliver)
- Sabre Dance (arr Story) (arr. Story)
- Suite from "Masquerade" (arr. Patterson) (1941/1944/2016)
- Three Dance Episodes from "Sparticus" (arr. Hunsberger) (1969)
- Three Dances from "Gayneh" (arr. Inagaki) (1939/1982)
- To the Heroes of the Patriotic War (arr. Berz)
- Uzbek March and Dancing Song (arr. McAlister)
- The Valencian Widow (arr. Somers) (1940/2000)
- Karen Mesikapp, personal correspondence, July 2022
- Zangezur (film). Wikipedia Access