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Russian Sailors Dance

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By Reinhold Moritzovich Gliere

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Flute, Flute Choir: piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute, opt. contrabass flute (can be played with only 5 players) - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Reinhold Moritzovich Gliere (1874-1956). Arranged by Phyllis Avidan Louke. Post-Romantic, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 23 pages. Published by Louke Publishing (S0.336035).

Item Number: S0.336035

2018 Chamber Music Contest Entry

RussianSailors' Dance
fromthe ballet “The Red Poppy”

by Reinhold Gliere
arr. Phyllis Avidan Louke

Reinhold Moritsevich Gliere was aprominent Soviet composer who was best known for his compositions that wereinspired by folk music of Russia and its republics. Prokofiev and Khachaturian were his students. Originally written for orchestra, RussianSailors Dance is from Gliere’s ballet “The Red Poppy”.

This arrangement of RussianSailors Dance is scored for piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute andoptional contrabass flute. If only fiveplayers are available, the alto flute part may be omitted and alto flute cuesshould be played. Suggested tempos aremarked at each tempo change. Please notethat there is no tempo change at letter I, only a change of mood.

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 Phyllis Avidan Louke (b. 1954), a flutist,teacher, and award-winning composer, living in Portland, Oregon, has beenarranging and composing since 1990, with over 70 pieces published. Many of her works have received recognitionin the annual National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition andother composition competitions. Ms.Louke has also been the recipient of annual ASCAP awards since 2004. Her compositions and arrangements have beenmuch-performed nationally and internationally and many have been recorded. She is also the co-author of an award-winningseries of pedagogical publications for the flute published by Theodore PresserCompany. Her music is published byTheodore Presser Company, ALRY Publications, Falls House Publications, FabulousFlute Music Company, Nourse Wind Publications, and SMP Publications.


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