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Dance of the Jesters

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky/trans. Ray E. Cramer

Dance of the Jesters was composed by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) as incidental music for the ballet The Snow Maidens . Featuring a stirring trumpet solo and furious tempo, this is an incredibly lively affair that captures the color and zest of Russian folk dance.

Last updated on July 18, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band