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Scenes from "Swan Lake"

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Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tschaikowsky (arr. Danielle Fisher)


General Info

Year: 1876 / 2016
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Danielle Fisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Condensed Score
C Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

B-flat Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

E-flat Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

F Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

Low Bass Clef Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

C Bass Clef Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

Timpani (optional)
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bells
  • Marimba I-II
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Swan Lake, Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time.

The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March [O.S. 20 February] 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

The couple quickly falls in love. As in most fairy tales, things are not that easy and the sorcerer has more tricks to play. That brings Odile, his daughter, into the picture. Confusion, forgiveness, and a happy ending with Siegfried and Odette together forever round off the ballet.

- Program Note by Aaron Green for liveabout.com


Performance Notes

Fully flexible. Assign parts as you see fit.


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