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Mikhail Glinka

Mikhail Glinka (arr. Yevgeny Makarov)

The title translates from Russian as Glory. Full title is Glory, Glory to you, holy Rus'!

General Info

Year: 1836 /1945
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Cor anglais
Bassoon I-II-III
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet (ad lib.)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Bugle I-II (optional)
B-flat Fanfare Trumpet I-II-III-IV (optional)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II-III (optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV (including optional Mellophones)
Saxhorn and Tenor Horn (ad lib)
Trombones I-II-III
Bass Trombones I-II
Tuba/s (including optional Sousaphones if available)
String Bass (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Church Bell, set (optional)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum/s
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Life for the Tsar is a "patriotic-heroic tragic opera" in four acts with an epilogue by Mikhail Glinka. The original Russian libretto, based on historical events, was written by Nestor Kukolnik, Egor Fyodorovich (von) Rozen, Vladimir Sollogub and Vasily Zhukovsky. It premiered on 27 November 1836 at the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg.

The historical basis of the plot involves Ivan Susanin, a patriotic hero of the early 17th century who gave his life in the expulsion of the invading Polish army for the newly elected Tsar Mikhail, the first of the Romanov dynasty, elected in 1613.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Slavsya is the finale chorus from the Epilogue of Glinka's 1836 opera A Life for the Tsar.

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • National Concert Wind Band of Russia (Vladimir Chugreev, conductor) - 2015
  • Band of the Moscow Military Conservatoire of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (Viktor Afanasyev, conductor) -2008

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