Folk Song Suite (tr Erickson)

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Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (arr. Frank Erickson)

Subtitle: From For Children

General Info

Year: 1909 / 1968
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Full Score
Clarinet I-VIII


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For Children is a cycle of short piano pieces composed by Béla Bartók. The collection was originally started in 1908 and completed in 1909, and comprised 85 pieces which were issued in four volumes. Each piece is based on a folk tune, Hungarian in the first two volumes (42 pieces), and Slovak in the last two (43 pieces).

The pieces were written as student works, and progress slightly in difficulty through each half of the cycle. However, in modern times, some concert pianists (notably Zoltán Kocsis) have begun including some of them on their recital programs, citing their musical value even apart from their pedagogical origins.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Bartók, B.; Erickson, F. (1968). Folk Song Suite: (From For Children) [score]. G. Schirmer: New York.
  • For Children, Wikipedia Accessed 27 May 2020