Suite No 2 for Wind Ensemble or Small Concert Band

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky (tr. McAlister and Binney)

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General Info

Year: 1921 / 1988
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music Publications Inc
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - Unknown


1. March – 1:15
2. Valse – 1:50
3. Polka – 1:00
4. Galop – 1:55


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Program Notes

In 1914 and 1915 Stravinsky wrote three easy pieces for piano duet, following these the next year with a series of five more, the second set for his elder children, Theodore and Mika. The first pieces have an easy left-hand part, the second an easy right-hand. The two Suites derived from these pieces are scored for small orchestra and were published in 1925 and 1921, respectively.

In the second Suite, the Galop is taken from Five Easy Pieces and the March, Waltz and Polka from the earlier duets, the whole new arrangement originally used in a Paris music-hall sketch. The Suites were subsequently used for ballets by various choreographers, starting with the version by Max Terpis for Berlin in 1927.

- Program Note from liner notes of Naxos CD STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / Petrushka / Suites Nos. 1 and 2


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB


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  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Symphony (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 25 January 2017

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