Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36By Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov / arr. Clinton F. Nieweg & Nancy Bradburd Item: 36-A191701
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's (1844-1908) overture Russian Easter Festival was written in 1888, at the same time as the composer's well-known suite for orchestra, Scheherazade. Both works include short violin cadenzas to separate some of the sections. For the context of the Russian Easter Festival overture, Rimsky-Korsakov was inspired by two Biblical passages that preface the score: Psalm 68 and a passage from the Gospel of St. Mark. The music was based on an eighteenth-century collection of Orthodox church canticles, including a chant for Russian Easter known as Obikhod (Christ is arisen). The work premiered in St. Petersburg on December 15, 1888 at a Russian symphony concert. Instrumentation: 3(1dPicc).2.2.2: 184.108.40.206: Timp.Perc(4-5): Hp: Str(9-8-7-6-5 in set).
|Series:||Nieweg Performance Edition|
|Composed by:||Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov|
|Arranged by:||Clinton F. Nieweg, Nancy Bradburd|
|Instrumentation:||3(1dPicc).2.2.2: 220.127.116.11: Timp.Perc(4-5): Hp: Str(9-8-7-6-5 in set)|
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