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Troika (arr Walters)

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Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (arr. Harold L Walters)

Subtitle: From 'Lieutenant Kijé Suite'

General Info

Year: 1933 / 1956
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Rubank, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Flute (C Piccolo)
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

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


  • Condensed score. m.63, beat 3, top system: slur beat 3 and 3&
  • Cornet I. meas. 36, beat 3: E should read D-flat

Program Notes

The music for Lieutenant Kijé was originally written in 1933 for a motion picture sound track, and then adapted by the composer into a symphonic suite.

The troika is an ancient Russian vehicle pictured as a sleigh drawn by three horses harnessed abreast one another. It has become somewhat of a tradition for Russian composers to portray musically such a sleigh ride; its gaiety and animation, the sounds of the sleigh bells, the horses' hoofs, and the rush of the wind. Prokofiev's Troika, the fourth movement of Lieutenant Kijé Suite, is undoubtedly the most lucid of the numerous works thus far composed in this colorful idiom.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 2 December 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 1 November 2015
  • Caldedonian Winds (Perth, Australia) – 5 December 2014

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Prokofieff, S.; Walters, H. (1956).Troika: From "Lieutenant Kije Suite" Op. 60 [score]. Rubank: [s.l.]