Russian Sailors' Dance composed by Reinhold Moritzovich Gliere (1874-1956). Arranged by John Kinyon. Concert Band. Concert Band; Masterworks. Mini Score Series. 20th Century; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Grade 1. Conductor Score & Parts. 102 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.3416).
A marcato opening announces this dramatic Russian theme. An active percussion part, tempo changes, and syncopated rhythms make this easy work an interesting challenge for young beginners. Each section of the band has a turn to shine while the arrangement builds to a dramatic 'accelerando poco a poco' closing. (Grade 1).