Introduce your developing string ensemble to the treasure trove of Russian music with this arrangement of two popular folk songs. Beryozka is a lyrical piece in the form of theme and variations in D minor featuring legato, tremolo and staccato bow strokes, as well as a florid counterpoint section reminiscent of choral compositions. Zhuravel is an upbeat piece in G major that will send your students jumping out of their seats and dancing. A lively tempo, a catchy tune, fast runs and plenty of interaction between the voices offer a fun experience for the entire orchestra. String Orchestra or chamber ensemble with piano accompaniment. Arranged by Eugenia Goldman.
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