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MUSSORGSKY, Modest (1839-1881)
GREAT GATE OF KIEV (arr.David Stone)
Concert Classics Series GMCL005

Catalogue Number: GMCL005

Difficulty level: C What's this?

ISMN: 9790222201026

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Great Gate of Kiev (Stone)  Pack image
2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Bassoon (or Clarinet 3 in Bb)
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (Cymbals and Bass drum)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass), Piano (optional)

The parts are cued so that this arrangement can be played by strings only or strings and piano with any available wind and percussion. If there are comparatively few lower strings the piano part will be useful in strengthening these. It may also provide a contrasting colour when the orchestra consists mainly of strings. When two oboe players are present the oboe part may well be split so that the principal player performs the more exposed passages.
Duration: 4½ minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

Within the Goodmusic Concert Classics series there are five packs which contain various movements from this suite. By combining these together it is possible to create a substantial suite of pieces lasting over 20 minutes in total. A suggested sequence of pieces is:-
1. Promenade 1 (from GMCL011)
2. The Gnome (from GMCL011)
3. Promenade 2 (from GMCL018)
4. The Old Castle (GMCL017)
5. Promenade 3 (from GMCL018)
6. Bydlo (from GMCL018)
7. Catacombs (from GMCL062)
8. Promenade 4 (from GMCL062)
9. The Great Gate of Kiev (GMCL005)

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