Bolero

By: Maurice Ravel
For: Orchestra
page one of Bolero

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Composer
Maurice Ravel
Year of composition
1928
Arranger
Year of arrangement
1928
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
9 minutes
Genre
Classical music
License details
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This arrangement of Bol�ro lasts approximately 9 minutes, and repeats each of the theme’s two parts many times in the same key, using different orchestrations to vary the texture and to create a gradual crescendo. (The pattern is AA BB repeated, and then a single repeat of AB, leading to the modulation which gives the piece its cataclysmic ending.) Ravel was insistent that the work should be played at a steady and unvarying tempo (as his own recording demonstrates). After a performance in 1930, he reprimanded Toscanini for taking the work too fast and for speeding up at the climax. I have simplified the arrangement for orchestra.

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