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Military Polonaise

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Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin (adapt. & arr. L. C. Harnsberger)


This work bears the designation Opus 40, No. 1.


General Info

Year: 1838 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00; (digital) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00; (digital) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The twin Op. 40 Polonaises of the Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 (nicknamed the Military Polonaise) and the Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40, No. 2 were composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1838.

Anton Rubinstein remarked that the Polonaise in A major is the symbol of Polish glory, whilst the Polonaise in C minor is the symbol of Polish tragedy.

During the September 1939 German invasion of Poland at the outset of World War II, Polskie Radio broadcast this piece [Military Polonaise] daily as nationalistic protest, and to rally the Polish people.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Wind Orchestra (James Ripley, conductor) – 29 February 2020


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