Hungarian Dance No. 6 composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Arranged by Robert Longfield. Concert band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR334). Transcription. Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2005. Duration 3 minutes, 28 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3399-00).
The old European charm of the Hungarian gypsy dance and folk music which inspired Brahms to write his most popular work is now available in this new transcription for concert band. Not simplified or abridged, this enjoyable piece is challenging, yet the music is so stimulating and exciting that it is sure to become a favorite of your students and audiences alike. May be programmed as either a stunning opener or the perfect encore. All students should have a chance to perform this great composition.
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.