Russian Dance Suite

Accordion Orchestra

Russian Dance Suite
Russische Tanzsuite

Suite in 4 Sätzen

Composer:
Genre:
Concert Piece
Grade Level:
Mittel-/Oberstufe
Performance time:
00:07:06
Publisher:
Rundel
Size:
DIN A4
Info:
Full Score + Parts
Order Number:
MVSR2424AK
Release Date:
2004

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In some of his works the composer Kees Vlak dealt with different peoples, their characters, and above all he considered their musical heritages. When he was invited by the Minsk Conservatory of Music, it was this visit that inspired him to write his "Russian Dance Suite". He was struck by the love of the Slavic Byelorussians for their country as well as by their musical tradition. It is somewhat unusual that the folk instrument that is commonly in use there resembles very much the Hungarian cimbalom, and it is not the balaika, an instrument you would think of in the first place.

Overture
In the overture the composer expressed his feelings when he was welcomed in Byelorussia and his very first impressions. The Byelorussians appeared to be cosmopolitan, not whimsical at and they are possessed by a forward-pushing energy. The overture therefore is of a forward-pressing nature.

Elegiac Dance
In this movement the composer evokes the bellicose conflicts that took place on Byelorussian soil, and also the state of poverty in which large numbers of the Byelorussian population have to live in.

Petrushka
The composer explains this movement as follows: “The music is reminiscent of Russian history. The 'petrushkas' was as group of people that lived in Moscow and other large cities of the country. It usually consisted of dancers, acrobats, musicians, singers, comedians and frequently also of impostors. During the reign of Ivan IV the Terrible in the 16th century, many of the petrushkas were bereaved of all their goods and chattels.”

Trepak
The final movement of the suite is a trepak. This lively Russian dance in a way is similar to the Italian tarantella. The character of the Byelorussian people and their innate power are standing out prominently in a rapid sequence of unexpected musical ideas.

The accordion orchestra version of this piece is combinable with the concert band version!

Content

Total time 00:07:06

Available parts

MVSR2424AK
Russian Dance Suite (AKKO) Partitur + Stimmen
79,00 €
MVSR2424AP
Russian Dance Suite (AKKO) Partitur
20,00 €
MVSR2424AS
Russian Dance Suite (AKKO) Stimmen
59,00 €

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