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polonaise in e flat major

COMPOSED 20 December - 24 December 1879
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE 6 January 1880, Prague
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S) 36th Infantry Regiment Orchestra, conductor F. Sommer
FIRST EDITION C. F. Peters, 1892, Leipzig
MAIN KEY E flat major
INSTRUMENTATION 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, violins, violas, cellos, double basses
DURATION approx. 6 min.

This is an occasional piece which the composer wrote for the ball committee of the Academic Readers’ Association as the opening number for a ball held on 6 January 1880. 
score of the Polonaise