Ballet in one act with choreography by Robbins, music by Britten, and design by I. Sharaff. Premiered 2 Jun. 1953 at City Center, New York, by New York City Ballet with Mounsey, Larsson, Jillana, d'Amboise, Bolender, Bliss, and Hobi. It mirrors the logic of its music, Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Purcell Variations), by portraying the qualities of individual instruments through dance. It was revived for Royal Danish Ballet in 1956.