Home > Wind quintet > Danse des Bouffons

Danse des Bouffons

Dance of the Comedians

N. Rimsky Korsakov Arr. Anthony Wakefield
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Classical music
Wind quintet

Not an easy decision to make, so I've plumbed for the easiest way, and must therefore hold my position in choosing a Clarinet in C to perform this jolly piece of happy nonsense, which upon reflection, does not by any call seem logical at all. However, that is that! Put simply, if you don't own and play a Clarinet in C you cannot perform this miniature masterpiece of fun. Sorry to disappoint you - - - - - ! :)

But, on the other hand however, I have now added an alternative Clarinet in A part, which, if you enjoy playing in key E flat . . . . . etc etc. Whatever you decide, I hope at least you may enjoy the mp3 audio.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Tony Wakefield. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Tony Wakefield has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.