Dmitri Shostakovich, composer
H. Robert Reynolds, arranger
Folk Dances is a festive and spirited single-movement work
composed in Shostakovitch’s light-hearted style.
As stated in the score, the piece is "filled with the joy and exuberance of
the Russian people."
The first version of this work was composed for Russian bands.
The Concord Band performs an edition arranged for the modern symphonic band
by H. Robert Reynolds.
This is light-hearted music, fun to play, and enjoyable to listen to.