Students finally have the opportunity to play this Romantic masterpiece by Rimsky-Korsakov, inspired by the story of 1001 Arabian Nights. Incorporating themes from all four movements, this arrangement provides study opportunity for young string students in a wide variety of keys, tempi, articulations, accidentals, rhythmic challenges, and expressive styles. As is the case in the original, a violin soloist is featured as the narrator of the tales. No shifting is required for the second violin and viola. Excellent!
The opening unison statement represents the angry Sultan, and the violin solo heard throughout the piece depicts his wife Scheherazade narrating a variety of fables and fairy tales until his anger has dissipated. After 1001 nights of exciting tales and l