Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov. Sheet music for Flute, page 1.

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Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee

Sheet music for flute

Info: "Flight of the Bumblebee" is an orchestral interlude written for the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan. The piece closes Act III, Tableau 1, during which the magic Swan-Bird changes Prince Gvidon Saltanovich (the Tsar's son) into an insect so that he can fly away to visit his father (who does not know that he is alive). Although in the opera the Swan-Bird sings during the first part of the "Flight", her vocal line is melodically uninvolved and easily omitted; this feature, combined with the fact that the number decisively closes the scene, made easy extraction as an orchestral concerto piece possible.
Date: 1900
Artist: Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Born: 18 March 1844, Tikhvin
Died: 21 June 1908, Luga (Pskov Oblast)
The artist: Russian composer and teacher of classical music particularly noted for his fine orchestration and frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.
Instrument: Flute
Key: F major
Range: C#4 - Eb6
Time signature: 2/4
Tempo: 144 BPM
Duration: 2:07
Pages: 3
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Classical
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