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Flight of the Bumblebee, for String Quartet

Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Year of composition
1900
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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I have recently re-edited this arrangement to correct problems with MIDI playback.

After I had conducted an all-Russian concert that included the original full-orchestra version of "Flight of the Bumblebee," a former student of mine, who was performing at the time as a member of the Grossmont Quartet, asked me to make this arrangement for the quartet. The parts are as close as possible to the original orchestral parts except for where the strings must cover for the missing winds.

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