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Spanish Dance from "The Gadfly"

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. James Curnow)

General Info

Year: 1955 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saophone
Eb Baritone Saophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally composed for the movie The Gadfly, this brilliant dance number was later included in the Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 2.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson Wind Symphony (Shawn Malone, conductor) - 13 February 2020
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Ozzello, conductor) – 30 January 2019
  • Central High School (Fresno, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Leonard Ingrande, conductor) - 15 February 2019 (2019 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry Houser, conductor) – 14 March 2017
  • King's Park (Fairfax, Va.) Concert Band (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 9 November 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Shostakovich, D.; Curnow, J. (2014). Spanish Dance from Gadfly [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.