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Wind orchestra ballet knowledge

I am not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'll give it a try:

Is anyone aware of a ballet originally written for wind orchestra?

Thanks for the help!


Brassica Oleracea
Staff member
Here is fine.

When you say "wind orchestra," what do you mean? An orchestra with some wind players or a small ensemble of wind instruments?


Old King Log
Staff member
Yeah, I've done some ballets ("balletes"?) in the past, but always as part of a traditional small pit orchestra (two clarinets, two flutes, one oboe, one bassoon, plus the usual brass, rhythm and strings).

Without exception, rehearsals for classical ballet were boring, repetitive, and annoying. You would think that dancers would already be rehearsed up with the pianist, but small time companies don't adhere to strict protocols, and it really shows at rehearsal time.

More and more ballet operations have shifted to recorded tracks, or use of a synth in place of 'real' music. Bad for us and the audiences, good for them (the companies)...the bastards...