Four Dance Movements

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William Russell

General Info

Year: 1933
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: New Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


I. Waltz
II. March
III. Tango
IV. Foxtrot


Player I: Triangles(2), dinner bell, bottle, anvil, tom-tom
Player II: Finger cymbal, suspended cymbal, Chinese cymbal, tom-tom, cymbals α2
Player III: Wood blocks(2), snare drum, bass drum, tom-tom

piano; Slapstick

Program Notes

(Three Dance Movements were completed in April of 1933 and premiered on November 22, 1933 at the New School with Henry Cowell, piano. In 1990 Russell wrote an additional movement titled " Tango" which can be played as the third movement in a set of four. The other movements are titled Waltz, March and Foxtrot.)




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