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By Dmitri Shostakovich

Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon) - Grade 4
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Arranged by Jerry Smith. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16950).

Item Number: 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.

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  • 2016-06-21 10:54:28.0 Well done, interesting work

    The work is quirky and fun, with dissonances galore, and a couple of gradual tempo changes. Nicely printed, very clear. The arrangement is well done. Fun for a summer pops.

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