Prokofiev, March, Op. 99

USD $60

Prokofiev wrote the March, Op. 99 in 1943–44 for a Soviet military band and it was premiered that year in a Moscow radio broadcast.

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Product Description

Sergei Prokofiev
arr. Lawrence Dale Harper
March, Op. 99
for wind ensemble

Instru­men­ta­tion: Picc, Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Hn, 2 Bsn, Dou­ble Bass
Year: 1943
Dura­tion: 2:00 minutes
Lev­el 4

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Prokofiev wrote the March, Op. 99 in 1943–44 for a Sovi­et mil­i­tary band. The pre­miere took place in a radio broad­cast in that year in Moscow. The March made its way to the west with­in a few months’ time after the Unit­ed States pre­miere in 1945 with Serge Kous­se­vitzky con­duct­ing the Com­bat Infantry Band. Soon there­after, the pub­li­ca­tion in 1946 of a new per­form­ing edi­tion by Paul Yoder for full con­cert band brought the piece into wide­spread use. This tran­scrip­tion for dou­ble wood­wind quin­tet and string bass main­tains much of Prokofiev’s orig­i­nal orches­tra­tion, but the reduced instru­men­ta­tion allows for a brighter tem­po and more excit­ing deliv­ery than most larg­er bands can achieve.

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