Dance of the Jesters

Grade 5 - Score and Parts

Dance of the Jesters

Grade 5 - Score and Parts

Series: Curnow Music Concert Band Publisher: Curnow Music Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Arranger: Ray Cramer

Level: 5

Tschaikovsky wrote The Dance of the Jesters as incidental music for the ballet The Snow Maiden, a ballet based, not on the Hans Christian Andersen story, but on the Russian fantasy-play Snegourochka. The Snow Maiden, daughter of Father Frost, falls in love with a human (Misgir) and plans to marry him. However, Misgir is already betrothed to Coupava. The Snow Maiden follows him southward to interrupt his wedding, but she falls victim to the warmth of the sun and melts. The jesters' dance is an incredibly lively affair that has stood out from the songs, dances, and choruses of the ballet, capturing the color and zest of Russian folk dance.

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
FULL SCORE 1 48
PICCOLO 1,2 2 4
FLUTE 1 3 4
FLUTE 2 3 4
OBOE 1 1 4
OBOE 2 1 4
EB CLARINET 1 4
BB CLARINET 1 4 7
BB CLARINET 2 4 4
BB CLARINET 3 4 4
BB BASS CLARINET 1 3
EB CONTRA ALTO CLARINET 1 4
BB CONTRA BASS CLARINET 1 4
BASSOON 1 1 4
BASSOON 2 1 4
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2 4
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2 4
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 4
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 4
BB CORNET 1 2 4
BB CORNET 2 2 3
BB TRUMPET 1 2 3
BB TRUMPET 2 2 3
F HORN 1 1 4
F HORN 2 1 4
F HORN 3 1 4
F HORN 4 1 4
TROMBONE 1 2 3
TROMBONE 2 2 3
TROMBONE 3 2 3
BARITONE BC 1 1 4
BARITONE BC 2 1 4
BARITONE TC 1 1 4
BARITONE TC 2 1 4
TUBA 4 4
STRING BASS 1 4
MALLET PERCUSSION 1 2
TIMPANI 1 3
PERCUSSION 1 3 4
PERCUSSION 2 2 2

$129.00 (US) Inventory #HL 44000354 UPC: 073999003543 Publisher Code: 012097 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" Run time: 0:04:40

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