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On a Russian Rowing Chanty

(Variations on Song of the Volga Boatmen)
Russian Folk Song
Arranged by Jack Wilds
Grade: 2

Based on the Russian folk tune Song of the Volga Boatmen, this piece is an eclectic and engaging set of variations. The familiar melody takes on a variety of forms and tonalities as it weaves through the composition, including a lively dance and an eerie statement accompanied by slithering chromatic lines. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss theme and variations with your students using a piece they will love! (3:30)

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Item No.
Full Set: B1595 55.00
Score Only: B1595S 6.00