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This thrilling brass band arrangement of the March from 'The Love for Three Oranges' by Prokofiev has been skillfully arranged by Keith M. Wilkinson. This setting captures the essence of the original orchestral work, while showcasing the power and brilliance of the brass band. 


In 1918, Sergei Prokofiev undertook his first visit to the United States. A number of concerts of his works were held in Chicago, which were received very favourably. As a result, the director of the Chicago Opera Association, Cleofonte Campanini, commissioned Prokofiev to write an opera. It just so happened that, during his trip, he had written a draft of a libretto, based on the Italian play by Gozzi, L’amore delle tre melarance, adding some additional surrealism to the text. Given Prokofiev’s poor English, and Americans unlikely to accept an opera in Russian, French was his final choice. The result, L’amour des trois oranges (or The Love for Three Oranges), which premièred at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on 30 December 1921, conducted by Prokofiev himself.


The March from this opera is probably the most familiar part and has been used by CBS in the radio-drama series The FBI in Peace and War. It was also used in films such as The Brink’s Job and Prokofiev quoted it in the second act of his ballet Cinderella.


To view a rolling score video of the work please visit


Duration: Approx. 2.10 minutes


Difficulty Level: 3rd Section +


PDF download includes parts and score. 


Sheet music available from



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 1-2

March from 'The Love for Three Oranges (Brass Band) Prokofiev arr. Wilkinson

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