Polka composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Arranged by Jerry Smith. For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon). Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16950).
This famous parody of a Polish polka with abundant 'wrong' notes (dissonances), wide melodic leaps, and sudden dynamic changes is a sterling example of contemporary music with high educational and entertainment value. In print since 1973, this quintet setting has become a popular contest and recital standard. Duration 2:10.