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Folk Dances

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.

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