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Most likely composed from June 1960, completed on 22 August 1961, at Moscow, for the twenty-second Soviet Communist Party Moscow Convention held in October 1961. This publication is based on the first edition of the score (Sovetsky kompozitor Publishers, Moscow, 1961), proofread by the author. The music text was collated with the author’s manuscript that is kept in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Archive (rec. gr. 1, inv. 1, f. 46). When necessary, the edition: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 6, Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, 1980 was also taken into account.

Piccolo ( = Flute III), 2 Flutes, 3 Oboes, 3 Clarinets (B flat and A), 3 Bassoons (III = Contrabassoon), 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets,, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, Side drum, Cymbals, Bass drum, Gong, 1st Violins (16–20), 2nd Violins (14–18), Violas (12–16), Cellos (12–16), Double-basses (10–14)

The fifteen "series" within the edition comprise:
I: Symphonies (vols 1-30)
II: Orchestra Compositions (vols 31-37)
III: Instrumental Concertos (vols 38-49)
IV: Compositions for the Stage (vols 50-67)
V: Suites from Operas and Ballets (vols 68-72)
VI: Compositions for Choir and Orchestra (With or Without Soloists) (vols 73-83)
VII: Unaccompanied Choral Compositions/Arrangements of Russian Folksongs (vols 84-86)
VIII: Compositions for Solo Voice(S) With Orchestra (vols 87-90)
IX: Chamber Compositions for Voice and Songs (vols 91-97)
X: Chamber Instrumental Ensembles (vols 98-105)
XI: Instrumental Sonatas(vols 106-108)
XII: Piano Compositions (vols 109-115)
XIII: Incidental Music (vols 116-121)
XIV: Film Music (vols 122-145)
XV: The Works of Other Composers, Instrumentation by Shostakovich (vols 146-150)

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