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In the Steppes of Central Asia for flute choir / ensemble

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By Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin

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Flute, Woodwind Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Choir, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Orff instruments, Recorder, Piccolo, flute 1, flute 2, flute 3, flute 4, flute 5, alto flute, alto flute in G, bass flute, contrabass flute - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin. Arranged by a" do Ray me " flute studio production , Ray-Michael Kauffman. Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical, World, Asian, Recital. Individual Part, Lead Sheet, Score, Set of Parts, Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 57 pages. Published by a " do Ray me " flute studio production (S0.625473).

Item Number: S0.625473

In the Steppes of Central Asia


                Composed by AlexanderBorodin in 1880,“ In the Steppes of Central Asia “ is a  is a symphonicpoem dedicated to Franz Liszt.

                  In the Steppes of Central Asia , was composed to commemorate  Emperor Alexander II of Russia, whom played a keyrole in much of the expansion of the RussianEmpire eastward.  This workhas been a celebrated  concert selectionsince its debut on  April 20th, 1880 in St.Petersburg ( under the conducted  direction of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ) .

                        The piece tellsa story of the collaboration between Russians and Asians in the steppe lands ofthe Caucasus. A caravan of Central Asians is crossing the desert under theprotection of Russian troops. The opening theme, representing the Russians, isnoted at the beginning and after that the sounds of an ornate eastern melodyrepresenting the Asians. The melodies eventually blend and create two ethnicmelodies that creates something new and distinct. The composer states the travelingtheme is heard in short accented phrasings, represents the plodding hoofs ofthe horses and camels. The piece ends in the Russian melody.

 Arranged for flute choir / ensemble by me Ray-Michael Kauffman. This is the whole, musical piece with some         R-MK touches and stylings.

Would be a great piece for concerts, seasonal, earth based themes, locational themed programs, Russian / Asian / Romantic period music. Culture based programs, educational, as well as a great piece for you flute ensemble for tonality, blending, shading and coloring sound, and blending.

  This piece will be one in the flute choir collection that your group will come back to time and time again, because of his grandeur themes , yet beautiful simplistic melodies . Piece paints wonderful imagery of travel in The Steppes of Central Asia.

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The composer provided the following description in a note to the score:

  In the silence of the monotonous steppes of CentralAsia is heard the unfamiliar sound of a peaceful Russian song. From thedistance we hear the approach of horses and camels and the bizarre andmelancholy notes of an oriental melody. A caravan approaches, escorted byRussian soldiers, and continues safely on its way through the immense desert.It disappears slowly. The notes of the Russian and Asiatic melodies join in acommon harmony, which dies away as the caravan disappears in the distance.

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