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Ivan Larionov

Ivan Larionov (arr. Robert Longfield)

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Subtitle: Russian Folk Song

General Info

Year: 1860 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone/Euphonium BC
Euphonium TC
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kalinka is a Russian song written in 1860 by the composer and folklorist Ivan Larionov and first performed in Saratov as part of a theatrical entertainment that he had composed. Soon it was added to the repertory of a folk choral group.

The refrain of the song refers to the kalinka, which is the snowball tree (Viburnum opulus). It has a speedy tempo and light-hearted lyrics. The main refrain (Kalinka, Kalinka...) increases in tempo each time it is sung.

Kalinka is considered one of the most famous Russian folk and folk-style songs in Russia, and all over the world.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Written in the traditional and dramatic bottle-dance format, this is a classic Russian folk dance, carefully crafted here for second-year players. A delightfully appealing concert work that provides the opportunity to teach and perform music and style as well as the traditions from another land.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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