Lieutenant Kijé Suite by Prokofiev
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19. Lieutenant Kijé Suite by Prokofiev
One of the most popular Christmas pieces ever written – Troika – comes from this orchestral suite by Prokofiev. He originally wrote the music as the score for the 1934 film Lieutenant Kijé. The piece has since appeared in countless Christmas-themed films and programmes.