Dance of the Cossacks

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Although this dance is energetic, it mustn’t begin too quickly, to allow for the accelerando in the final section. However, when the ensemble is confident with the rhythms, a more adventurous tempo could be attempted. The off-beats in the 2nd violins and violas need to be short and precise and the bass line very solid. The conductor can decide whether the ensemble uses pizz or col legno at bar 21. It is vital that each section counts very carefully from bar 29. The final bars should be exciting, but remain controlled.

Title arrow Dance of the Cossacks
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Medium Intermediate
Grade arrow 2.5
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music : 76-32797

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The folio contains:

Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin