The Sabre Dance is a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane. It evokes a whirling war dance in a Kurdish dance, where the dancers display their skill with sabres (swords). Due to its exceptionally exciting rhythm, the Sabre Dance established a place for itself in common concert practice, leading also to various adaptations in popular music.
recorded/sequenced on the Reuter opus #822 pipe organ, June 8, 2007
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