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Brahms Hungarian Dance #5



In 1869, Brahms wrote a set of 21 dances based on Hungarian themes. He originally wrote these for piano four hands, but several composers have arranged them for full orchestra. The Hungarian Dance #5 featured here is the most familiar of Brahms' dances. Brahms thought it was a traditional folk song, but it was actually a csardas written by Bela Keler. In fact, only 3 of the 21 dances are entirely original compositions; the rest are either adaptations of traditional Hungarian tunes or were "borrowed" from contemporary composers (without permission).

This composition can be played by 11 different combinations of instruments.

A few notes on the parts and instruments:
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You don't have to purchase each part separately; one single payment covers all the parts you need for the instruments in your ensemble.

We have 2 versions of this composition. Click on the version name to jump to the different versions. Note that each version is purchased separately.



Version v01

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This version is for string duet.

Composition: Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
Version: v01
Instrumentation: Duet
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $4.99


Brahms Hungarian Dance #5, Version v01
Part Range Available Instruments
Score Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
Part 1 (std) G3 - G6 Violin
Part 2 (std) D2 - G4 Cello


Version v02

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This version is for string duet plus bass line.

Live recording available

Composition: Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
Version: v02
Instrumentation: Trio
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $4.99


Brahms Hungarian Dance #5, Version v02
Part Range Available Instruments
Score Full Score in C, Bb, Eb, and F
Part 1 (std) G3 - G6 Violin
Part 2 (std) D2 - G4 Cello
Part 3 (std) G1 - D3 Contra-Alto/Contrabass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Eb/Bb Sousaphone, Bass, Electric Bass