Second Movement from Symphony No 1

From Wind Repertory Project
Vasily Kalinnikov

Vasily Kalinnikov (tr. William V Johnson)

Subtitle: Andante Commodamente

General Info

Year: 1894 / 2013
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript

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Full Score
C Piccolo (doubling Flute)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Mallet Percussion
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


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Program Notes

Kalinnikov’s first symphony is an inspired work, national in style. It is highly melodious and beautifully written, and is generally considered to be the composer’s freshest and most popular work.

- Notes from Program Notes for Band

Symphony No. 1 was written in 1894 and 1895. Upon completing it, Kalinnikov sent the score to Semyon Kruglikov, his former harmony teacher and an influential music critic. Deeply impressed, Kruglikov arranged for the work’s performance at a concert in Kiev, where it enjoyed a tremendous success. Before long it was heard in Moscow, Vienna, Berlin, and elsewhere. After a period of popularity the symphony drifted to the margins of the standard orchestral repertory, except in Russia, where it has never lost favor.

- Program Note by William V. Johnson for the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 16 November 2013

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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