Composer
BARTOK
Title
Rumanian Folk Dances
Instrumentation
piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Arranger
Nancy Nourse
Publisher
Nourse Wind Publ.
Grade
2+
Product Code
10N050000031
flute choir: piccolo, three flutes (one with B foot), alto flute, bass flute; parts and score Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945) 6 movements: 1. Joc Cu Bata (Allegro moderato) 2. Braul (Allegro) 3. Pe Loc (Andante) 4. Buciumeana (Moderato) 5. Poarga Romaneasca (Allegro) 6. Maruntel (L'istesso tempo)

Six movements in settings by
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
arranged for flute choir by Nancy Nourse
Dur: c. 6 minutes 

The Rumanian Dances were originally completed in 1915 as a set of six movements for the pianoforte. Probably the most famous version of the work is the setting for violin and piano created by Zoltan Szekely (the violinist for whom Bartok composed his Second Violin Rhapsody) which deviated in a few instances from the original piano version. It is highly likely that Bartok approved of these changes, for he adopted these when, in 1917, he created his own orchestral version. It is upon Bartok's orchestral version that this transcription for flute choir is based.  

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