Two Russian Folk Songs (Birch Tree; The Crane)
Arranged by Eugenia Goldman
Introduce your developing string ensemble to the treasure trove of Russian music with this arrangement of two popular folk songs. "Beryozka" (Birch Tree) 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" (The Crane) 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. Easy/intermediate level. Available in digital or print format.
Score and parts: string orchestra and piano