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Night Dances (Yurko)

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Bruce Yurko

Bruce Yurko

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 7:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Music Publishing Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (I doubles Piccolo)
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timpani (2 Players)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


In Parts:

  • Euphonium TC, m.129: Missing accidentals: Concert A-flats m.129-137; Concert D-flats m.137 onward.

Program Notes

Night Dances was composed for and dedicated to Mr. Allen Muccilli and the Dover Middle School Concert Band. Night Dances was commissioned through a grant provided by the Dover Board of Education of Dover, New Jersey. The premiere performance was on May 2, 1994, with the composer conducting.

The work was built on B-flat minor triads to teach middle school students twentieth-century musical techniques.

- Program Note by Bruce Yurko

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphonic Band (Jim Lloyd, conductor) – 12 March 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band I (Amy M. Knopps, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • College of New Jersey (Ewing Township) Blue Wind Ensemble (Eric Laprade, conductor) – 4 December 2019
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Ryan S. Smith, conductor) – 3 December 2018
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA) Concert Band (Brian T. Harris, conductor) - 22 February 2018
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Symphonic Band (Eric M. Laprade, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Concert Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) – 19 October 2017
  • Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School (Union City, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Nelson Agregado, conductor) - 17 February 2017 (2017 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)
  • University of Michigan Campus and University Band (Andrea Brown, conductor) - 12 April 2015
  • UGA-JanFest Clinic Honor Band (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 18 January 2009

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 515-520.