Russian Sailors' Dance (tr Leidzen)
Subtitle: From 'The Red Poppy'
Year: 1927 / 1937
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.
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Bb Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Eb Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Drums (6 players, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
The ballet The Red Poppy was written in 1927 (revised 1949). It deals with an uprising on board a Chinese ship and the successful intervention of Russian sailors. The Russian Sailors Dance is the best-known excerpt from the ballet, and is founded on the popular Russian folk tune title Yablochka ("little apple"). The dance takes the form of a series of variations on this striking song. Interestingly enough, this folk tune was used both as a revolutionary and counter-revolutionary song throughout Russian history.
- Program Note from Program Notes for Band
- Audio CD: U.S. Army Band (Gary F. Lamb, conductor) - 2011
None discovered thus far.
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- Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Andy Pease, conductor) – 26 January 2020
- Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 7 October 2019
- Callanwolde Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor) – 29 September 2019
- Charlotte (N.C.) Concert Band (Drew Carter, conductor) – 23 April 2017
- Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 1 November 2015
- Potsdam (N.Y.) Community Band (Theresa Witmer, conductor) - 11 January 2015
- Columbia (Md.) Concert Ban (Michael Blackman) - 18 December 2011
- San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 30 January 2005
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Concerto for Harp (1938)
- Concerto for Horn
- Overture Solennelle (arr. Grechesky) (1937)
- Prelude for Band (arr Gardner)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Balent) (1927/1997)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Curnow) (1927/1989)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (tr. Hampton) (1927)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Foster, Jr.) (1927)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Isaac) (1927/1956)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Johnson) (1927/1969)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Kinyon) (1927)
- Russian Sailors' Dance arr. Lavender) (1927/2004)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (tr. Leidzen) (1927/1937)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Longfield) (1927/1996)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Moon) (1927/)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Story) (1927/1995)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Tatgenhorst) (1927/1977)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Vinson) (1927/2003)
- Russian Sailors' Dance (arr. Williams) (1927/1998)
- Scene and Triumphal Dance of the Coolies
- Symphony No. 3 (arr Bainum)
- Variations on "Russian Sailor's Dance" (ar Bobrowitz)
- Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 110. Print.
- Glière, R.; Leidzén, E. (1937). Russian Sailors' Dance: From The Red Poppy [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Reinhold Glière." Accessed 9 January 2015.
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 235.