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The premiere of Prokofiev's 5th Symphony took place on January 13, 1945, with Prokofiev himself conducting the USSR State Symphony Orchestra. During the performance, artillery fire could be heard in the distance, celebrating the Red Army’s victory over German forces and providing a stark reminder of the ongoing conflict. Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 emerged as a symbol of hope and human resilience.


The 2nd movement is the Allegro marcato,  a lively scherzo. The piece is energetic, full of contrasts and dynamic melodies, and embodies a spirit of defiance.


It is one of the arranger's favourite pieces, and translates brilliantly to brass band for an orchestral transcription.


To view a rolling score video of the work please visit


PDF download includes score and parts.


Sheet music available from:

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Difficulty Level: 1st Section +

Length: 8.45 minutes



Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb


Percussion 1-3

Allegro Marcato from Symphony No.5 (Brass Band) Prokofiev arr. Fendall Hill

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