Night on Bald Mountain refers to a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881), inspired by Russian literary works and legend. Together with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko (1867), it is one of the first tone poems by a Russian composer. However, Night on Bald Mountain was never performed in any form during Mussorgsky's lifetime. The Russian legend tells of a witches' sabbath taking place on St. John's Night (June 23–24) on the Lysa Hora (Bald Mountain), near Kiev. This version is an arrangement for double brass quintet or brass choir by Prof. Elliot Chasanov (University of Illinois).